Journalist Fred Flarsky reunites with his childhood crush, Charlotte Field, now one of the most influential women in the world. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
On the eve of their high school graduation, two academic superstars and best friends realize they should have worked less and played more. Determined not to fall short of their peers, the girls try to cram four years of fun into one night.
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM. - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for...well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
Whether in The Green Hornet (Michel Gondry, 2011) or in The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow, 2005), the actor Seth Rogen clearly does not like to take himself seriously. Conversely, Charlize Theron's filmography is immeasurably more eclectic, with the unforgettable Monster (Patty Jenkins, 2003), Mad Max: Fury Road (George Miller, 2015), The Road (John Hillcoat, 2009), ... as a non exhaustive list. Therefore, the cinematographic coupling between this eternal teen and this gorgeous bomb is rather unlikely: this couple is obviously without any chemistry. And that's definitely the point, the movie regularly flirting with the absurd. Thus, although it is not a masterpiece, the result is globally funny. As a matter of facts, the movie theater was almost crowded and the atmosphere was joyful, with manifold laughs.
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