By Peter Bart.
In the new rom-com Long ShotCharlize Theron is cast as a liberal politico and Seth Rogen as a frowsy journalist locked together in a chaotic, and comedic, run might be a long shot p the presidency. Indeed her fuzzy-minded, from-the-heart policy pronouncements remind me less of a Kamala Harris than of the young Ronald Reagan.
In fact, just as Rogen played the grumpy journalist who tried to remind Theron of her liberal commitments, I would find myself reminding Reagan of his own early proclivities.
The blacklist was especially confounding to mlght young Reagan, as it was to Hollywood. Joe McCarthy, as his son, Willie, reminds us in an excellent new biography.
As the long-term spokesman for General Electric, Reagan enjoyed pitching his wares to the expansive television public. In the aptly titled Long Shotthe plot ultimately succumbs to the structural demands of the rom-com — a questionable choice since Hollywood has essentially given up on the genre.
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