Director: Jonathan Levine
Starring: Charlize Theron, Seth Rogen, June Diane Raphael, Ravi Patel, O’Shea Jackson, Jr., Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård
Charlotte Field (Theron) is the current Secretary of State, but has larger ambitions for the Oval Office. She hears first hand that the current President (Odenkirk) will not be seeking a second term. He’s a former TV president, now real President, but wants to try out film acting. Charlotte is about to embark on a national tour to promote a environmental initiative and sees this as her launching pad to a candidacy run. First, she needs to improve her testing scores among her constituents. She’s lacking points in the humor and personality field. She decides to go rogue and hire Fred Flarksy (Rogen), an unemployed journalist with strong opinions and no political background. The catch is that they’ve known each other from childhood as she used to babysit him. He had the biggest crush on her and now their reunion means a possible romantic interest which makes her presidential run even more complicated.
Here’s my review