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  • Writer's pictureTodd Puhl

Long Shot: Windbreakers Deserve Love Too

The Concept:

This movie is about politics, love and sex. What better combination? With a spot on title; I truly see this movie as a long shot. It won’t win awards or break box office records but boy will you enjoy it. As of this writing the Tomatometer had it at 52%, Metacritic was at 58% and IMDB was at 72%.

The Cast:

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron make a surprisingly wonderful couple. Their chemistry is spot on that it makes this movie so enjoyable and funny. Alexander Skarsgard plays Justin Trudeau with a really creepy laugh. Bob Odenkirk makes an appearance has the President who used to be a TV actor. Despite being a very popular president he decides not to run for a second term in favour of becoming a Movie Star! Andy Serkis dons a bunch of makeup to play a media conglomerate owner who basically seems to control the political arena. Then we’ve got O’Shea Jackson Jr. playing Seth’s best friend a wealthy *gasp* republican and June Diane Raphael and Ravi Patel who play Charlotte’s assistants. 

The Recap:

Fred Flarsky is a journalist who truly cares about the world and refuses to submit to anyone. Charlotte Field is the Secretary of State who truly cares about the world but finds she needs to compromise in everything. Can these two figure out how to be in a relationship without compromising their values or their love? 

The good:

Seth Rogen has a teal and purple windbreaker that I stole this movie. The script was very carefully worked out and is strong in its storytelling and character development. The political satire was on point to what is happening in the world today. It’s almost so funny it’s sad.

The bad:

Is a cumshot to your own face hilarious or a joke too far? There is a lot of swearing in the movie but it seems in character.

Why we should watch or not watch it:

Watch this movie. I went into this movie with low expectations and basically laughed for the next 2 hours straight. It has multiple levels of funny. Physical comedy with Seth Rogen hurting himself in multiple ways. Clever political insights with their drawings to the real world. Gross humour with cumshots and diarrhea jokes. Then it’s got the romantic story that really tugged at my heart strings. 

Last thought:

I’d vote for Charlotte Field for President.

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