It’s always interesting to see what’s suddenly popular on Netflix. While there are plenty of horror films on the charts in the lead-up to Halloween, we’ve also seen some nearly forgotten comedies and action films gain new interest thanks to the streaming platform. These movies have been terrible lately, so it was a pleasant surprise to see the Seth Rogan and Charlize Theron-led Long Shot named the most popular movie on Netflix.
Rogen’s trademark humor, filled with drug references and sex jokes, is still here as he plays an outspoken journalist who reconnects with his childhood crush. This lover, played by Theron, is his former nanny who finds herself an overworked secretary of state who has just announced her candidacy for the presidency.
It’s an odd couple, but the best romantic comedies tend to have odd couples at their core. Rogen and Theron have surprisingly convincing chemistry. Most critics at the time considered the film one of the best comedies of 2019 and praised the cast, which included Andy Serkis, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård and Lisa Kudrow, as well as the thinly veiled jabs at public figures like Hillary Clinton. , Rupert Murdoch and Donald Trump. Some critics called it the best work of Rogen’s career to date.
You’re probably wondering why you haven’t heard of this charming romantic comedy before. Unfortunately, it premiered a week after Avengers: Endgame hit theaters and became the highest-grossing film of all time. At least Netflix is giving us all a chance to reconnect with this charming gem now that Marvel can’t completely eclipse it.
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