Starring: Seth Rogen, Charlize Theron, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Andy Serkis, June Diane Raphael, Bob Odenkirk, Alexander Skarsgård, Randall Park
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.
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.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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.
[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 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 bear was big.
Fred Flarsky: Do you like date?
Charlotte Field: I mean who wants to follow me around the world and hope I have five minutes to be affectionate?
Fred Flarsky: Yeah.
Fred Flarsky: So how does that work with you? Do you like date?
Charlotte Field: Guys don’t really want to date women who are more powerful than them. It’s a dick shriveller.
Fred Flarsky: Dick Shriveller is my favorite Batman villain though, so. Are you going to ask why I’m still single?
Charlotte Field: I know, I get it.
Fred Flarsky: Yeah.
[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.
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.
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?
[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.
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