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May 3, 2019

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Long Shot | Jonathan Levine

May 3, 2019

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a schlubby, mildly irresponsible beardo played by Seth Rogen manages to get an ambitious, beautiful woman to fall in love with him. Hijinks ensue. The problem with Long Shot is less that this is an already well-worn idea, or even that it’s an intrinsically sexist one. It’s that the film thoughtlessly and lazily addresses cliched rom-com sexism, and so winds up reinforcing it instead. In this case, Rogen plays Fred Flarsky, ostensibly…

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