Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård, Randall Park

Story:

Comedy directed by Jonathan Levine. The story follows Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble, and Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), one of the most influential women in the world. 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. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

 

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President Chambers: Charlotte, I would like to endorse you to be the next president of the United States.
Charlotte Field: Oh, my God.
President Chambers: You’ve been a great secretary.
Charlotte Field: Of state.
President Chambers: Which state again?
Charlotte Field: All of them.


 

Flarsky’s Boss: You’re a great writer, but sometimes you’re a little too much.
Fred Flarsky: I don’t think I am too much. I like to think I am the perfect right portion.


 

[to the office employees]
Lance: Everybody, this is my best friend, and he just lost his job today. Alright, he’s at rock bottom.
Fred Flarsky: It’s not that bad.
Lance: And I’m going to make him feel better. I’m going off grid till tomorrow. As a matter of fact, everybody has got the day off. Everybody has got the day off. Y’all got the day off. Everybody go home. I’m so appreciative of all you guys hard work. I love every single one of you. Except you, Tad. Bagel Friday is for everybody, Tad. You don’t think we know you’re taking the bagels?
Office Colleague: Yes, Tad, not cool.
Lance: Zander.
Zander: Yeah?
Lance: I need two cans of the Pamplemousse La Croix.
Zander: Uh-huh.
Lance: I need that filled with Johnnie Walker Blue and CBD oil.
[to Fred]
Lance: You want one?
[Fred nods his head]


 

Lance: Is the Secretary of State looking at us?
Fred Flarsky: I kind of know her.
Lance: It’s like kind of knowing a mermaid. Do you tell people that?
Fred Flarsky: She probably doesn’t remember who I am.
[they get interrupted by Charlotte’s bodyguard]
Agent M: Secretary Field would like to speak with you.
Fred Flarsky: With me?


 

Charlotte Field: I can’t shake this feeling that we know each other.
Fred Flarsky: We do.
Charlotte Field: We do?
Fred Flarsky: Picture me I guess, maybe like twenty years younger, but like this.
[he pulls an innocent looking face to look younger]
Charlotte Field: Flarsky?
Fred Flarsky: Yeah!
Charlotte Field: What are you doing these days?
Fred Flarsky: I’m a journalist.


 

[as he goes to hug Charlotte]
Fred Flarsky: Oh, you’re backless. I wasn’t expecting that.


 

Charlotte Field: It’s really nice to see you again.
[as Fred turns to leave, he slips and falls down the stairs, landing on his face at the bottom]
Fred Flarsky: I’m okay!


 

[referring to Fred]
Maggie Millikin: What is the relationship exactly?
Charlotte Field: I used to babysit for him.
Maggie Millikin: You babysat for him? Wow, time has not been kind.


 

[referring to Fred]
Charlotte Field: We grew up next door to each other. He’s really funny, super smart, and he knows me.


 

[they are watching the video footage of Fred falling down the stairs]
Tom: He’s so bendy, huh?
Maggie Millikin: Yeah.
[as they see Fred falling flat on his face]
Charlotte Field: Ooh!
Maggie Millikin: Ouch.


 

Lance: [to Fred] Charlotte Field, the most powerful woman on earth, flirted with you tonight.


 

[referring to the video footage of Fred falling down the stairs]
Fred Flarsky: Do you think that’ll like go viral?
Lance: This is their news!


 

[referring to the video footage of Fred falling down the stairs]
Lance: Nobody saw it.
Fred Flarsky: My mother found it on Facebook.


 

Charlotte Field: I am running for president of the United States of America.


 

Charlotte Field: I need some writers to punch up my speeches. Fred’s writing is really good, and he knows me.


 

[referring to Charlotte hiring Fred as her speech writer]
Maggie Millikin: Oh, I feel so scared.


 

Maggie Millikin: Bringing someone like Fred onto the team is a little reckless.


 

[referring to Fred]
Charlotte Field: He’s a journalist. He was exposed to some bad stuff.


 

Charlotte Field: Fred, I look forward to working with you.
[she touches his arm]


 

[referring to Charolotte]
Fred Flarsky: She kind of touched my arm. I’m someone people go through like great lengths not to touch.
Lance: Join the gag, dude.


 

Fred Flarsky: In order to write better for you, I should kind of get to know you better. If you have a minute?
Charlotte Field: I actually have seven.
Fred Flarsky: Seven minutes in heaven.


 

Fred Flarsky: [to Charlotte] I’m going to try and conduct myself in such a way that does not risk global humiliation.


 

Fred Flarsky: Uh, hey. I had some jokes, uh, I was going to run by you maybe if you have a second.
[Charlotte doesn’t respond and continues to stare out the window]
Fred Flarsky: What are you looking at?
[Fred touches her shoulder and Charlotte gasps in shock, making Fred scream in fright]
Fred Flarsky: Jesus!
Charlotte Field: Oh, my God! Why would you just barge in here while I’m sleeping?
Fred Flarsky: You were sleeping?
Charlotte Field: Yes! I was micro napping.
Fred Flarsky: Oh, that’s what you call that?
Charlotte Field: Yes!
Fred Flarsky: Sorry. I didn’t realize you were sleeping. You were standing and your eyes were open.
Charlotte Field: Do you need something?
Fred Flarsky: I have some jokes that I wrote, I was going to run by you. Do you have a second?
Charlotte Field: Yeah, that was actually a really good nap.
Fred Flarsky: Great. You seemed very restful.


 

[Charlotte laughs as she sees Fred coming down the stair dressed is funny looking suit; pointing to Maggie]
Fred Flarsky: She bought me this.
Maggie Millikin: It’s a traditional Swedish suit
Fred Flarsky: I don’t see another Swede dressed like this.
Maggie Millikin: Calm the Smurf down. Bring a suit next time.


 

Fred Flarsky: What’s going on with you, bra?
Charlotte Field: Did you just call me bra?


 

Fred Flarsky: What is your favorite book as a kid?
Charlotte Field: The Velveteen Rabbit.


 

Fred Flarsky: Your favorite song?
Charlotte Field: It Must Have Been Love by Roxette.


 

Fred Flarsky: Most embarrassing moment?
Charlotte Field: I don’t embarrass that easily.
Fred Flarsky: I don’t either really.
Charlotte Field: What’s your favorite sexual position?
[looking flustered and embarrassed]
Fred Flarsky: Normal, front facing normal. What kind of question is that?
Charlotte Field: [laughing] That’s all it took. Look at you.
Fred Flarsky: What’s your favorite sexual position?
Charlotte Field: Don’t be gross, Fred.


 

[we see Charlotte flirting with the Prime Minister of Canada]
Prime Minister James Steward: I know this great little place not too far from here.
Charlotte Field: Ooh.
Prime Minister James Steward: It’s called minibar, and it’s in my room.


 

Fred Flarsky: So are you dating the Prime Minister of Canada?
Charlotte Field: No.
Fred Flarsky: No?
Charlotte Field: No. it’s weird.


 

Charlotte Field: You asked.
Fred Flarsky: No, hey. I’m, I’ve hooked up with my fair share of world leaders too. I sixty-nined Fidel Castro once
Charlotte Field: Oh, my God.
Fred Flarsky: You thought his beard was big.


 

Charlotte Field: You get me, Fred.
Fred Flarsky: I totally get you.


 

Fred Flarsky: So how does that work with you? Do you like date?
Charlotte Field: Uh, yeah. I date. Generally, you know, with people who have similar lifestyles to me, people who travel a lot. It’s hard to keep those things alive. I mean who wants to follow me around the world and hope I have five minutes to be affectionate?
Fred Flarsky: Yeah
Charlotte Field: And honestly, guys don’t really want to date women who are more powerful than them. They think they do, but it’s a dick shriveller.
Fred Flarsky: Oof.
Charlotte Field: Mm-hmm.
Fred Flarsky: Dick Shriveller is my favorite Batman villain though, so. Are you going to ask why I’m still single?
Charlotte Field: Yeah, I get it. It makes sense.
Fred Flarsky: Yeah, it adds up.
[just then an explosion goes off near their room, and Fred jumps on Charlotte to protect her]


 

Fred Flarsky: We could have just died!
Charlotte Field: Just breathe, four seconds in, and four seconds out.
[Fred breaths in heavily and starts counting]
Fred Flarsky: One, two, three, four.
Charlotte Field: You don’t have to count while you’re doing this.
[he breaths out and counts]
Fred Flarsky: One, two, three four. It helps me. One, two, three, four.


 

Charlotte Field: We did almost just die.
Fred Flarsky: We actually did almost die.
[they lean in to kiss each other when they are interrupted by Agent M]
Agent M: We need to move you.
Charlotte Field: Thank you, Agent M.


 

Charlotte Field: Fred, I need you to come work on that speech with me right now.


 

Fred Flarsky: You look really pretty.
Charlotte Field: You look really pretty too.


 

Fred Flarsky: No one’s ever looked at me like that before.


 

Lance: [to Fred] It’s Pretty Woman, but she’s Richard Gere and you’re Julia Roberts. You got destiny on your side.


 

Fred Flarsky: Honestly, this has been the best few weeks of my entire life.


 

Fred Flarsky: She actually seems to like me.
Maggie Millikin: She is amused by you…
Fred Flarsky: Yeah.
Maggie Millikin:… like you would be a small puppy.


 

Maggie Millikin: There’s no way the two of you work.
Fred Flarsky: You don’t know that.


 

Maggie Millikin: [to Fred] Excuse me, you’re a speech writer.


 

Maggie Millikin: We asked a thousand constituents how they would feel if Kate Middleton…
Charlotte Field: I see where you’re going with this.
Maggie Millikin: … were to start dating Danny DeVito.
[she shows Charlotte the picture of them on her laptop with a massive red cross]
Maggie Millikin: A pretty negative reaction.


 

Maggie Millikin: The optics of you and Fred would destroy your entire career.


 

[interrupting Charlotte and Fred are dancing at a club, looking high]
Agent M: We have a situation.
Charlotte Field: Huh?
[he whispers in her ear]
Charlotte Field: I’m in so much trouble.
Fred Flarsky: What’s happened? Are they out of water?


 

Charlotte Field: I hear you have a crush on me.
Fred Flarsky: I do.
Charlotte Field: I kind of have a crush on you too.


 

[in the middle of them making out]
Charlotte Field: Am I being too bossy?
Fred Flarsky: No. No.
Charlotte Field: You’ll do exactly what you were imagining, and then you turn me around and slap me on my ass, and then choke me a little bit.
Fred Flarsky: Oh, my God.


 

[to Charlotte; referring to Fred]
Parker Wembley: We found a lot of interesting stuff when we hacked into his webcam.

 

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