Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world
Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for… well, mostly everything. 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. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamorous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.
- Some gags could be sharper but the gender-fluid chemistry between the leads is a joy. – London Evening Standard
- US secretary of state Charlotte Field and windmill-tilting newspaper journalist Fred Flarsky are multiple poles apart, but she gets his wisecracks and his combative writing. – Nobody's Reading This But Me
- Clearly, Theron can turn her hand to any genre. – New Yorker