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Synopsis

Director Jonathan Levine’s mighty, even valiant, but still probably doomed struggle to make a rom-com for the post-Tinder era. So while it’s still a given that people will bang before they feel close enough for something so intimate as a date and a slow dance, there’s sort of a reason for it. See, she’s the Secretary of State and he’s her speechwriter as she prepares to announce a run for President, and they’re in the Philippines during a bit of civil unrest, and well, near-death experiences do tend to foment frantic fornication. And the requisite complications are sort of believable, too: he’s a crusading idealist wary of sellouts, she’s a politician who can’t help but make compromises on her path to power. (Or can she?) But the things that come closest to making it all work are the leads: Seth Rogen’s righteous wiseass bluster gets blunted by both love-interest Charlize Theron and best friend O’Shea Jackson, Jr. (this is a good thing), and absolutely nothing dims Theron’s star power (this is an even better thing). The political satire is a mess — think sledgehammer to watermelon rather than rapier to windbag — and the crassness winds up taking things from “keeping it real” to “yeah, that’s just a grossout dream of how things ought to be.” It may not work as a movie, but as a love story, it’s got great appeal.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Rated: R

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Showtimes

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AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    11:40 a.m., 2:50 p.m., 6:10 p.m., 9 p.m.

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    7:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    7:40 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    7:20 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego. 888-262-4386

  • Monday, May 27

    10:05 a.m., 1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    1:05 p.m., 4:05 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego. 858-207-2606

  • Monday, May 27

    10 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 7:25 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    10 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    10 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4:10 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    10 a.m., 1:25 p.m., 4:10 p.m.

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego. 858-768-7770

  • Monday, May 27

    10:20 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    10:20 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    10:20 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m., 6:20 p.m., 7:55 p.m., 10:20 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    10:20 a.m., 11:55 a.m., 2:25 p.m.

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista. 760-945-7469

  • Monday, May 27

    4:40 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    4:40 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    4:40 p.m., 7:35 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego. 858-635-7716

  • Monday, May 27

    4:45 p.m., 10:25 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    11:55 a.m., 3:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    11:55 a.m., 3:20 p.m., 7:05 p.m., 10:35 p.m.

The LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA. 858-777-0069

  • Monday, May 27

    8:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    9 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    9 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    9:15 p.m.

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego. 858-274-9994

  • Monday, May 27

    7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    7:15 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    10:35 p.m.

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad. 844-462-7342

  • Monday, May 27

    9:40 a.m., 12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:40 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 6:40 p.m., 9:50 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    12:40 p.m., 3:40 p.m., 7:40 p.m.

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido. 760-291-0119

  • Monday, May 27

    7:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    7:05 p.m., 10:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    10:10 p.m.

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside. 760-439-1327

  • Monday, May 27

    1:10 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    1:20 p.m., 4:20 p.m.

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon. 619-401-3456

  • Monday, May 27

    4:55 p.m., 10:15 p.m.

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista. 619-216-4707

  • Monday, May 27

    5:55 p.m., 8:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m., 5:40 p.m., 9:05 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    12:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m.

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon. 619-660-3483

  • Monday, May 27

    7 p.m., 10:10 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    12:15 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    12:15 p.m., 3:20 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    12:15 p.m.

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos. 760-471-3734

  • Monday, May 27

    10:45 a.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    11:35 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    11:35 a.m., 2:45 p.m., 6 p.m., 9:10 p.m.

Santee Drive In

10990 Woodside Avenue North, Santee. 619-448-7447

  • Monday, May 27

    10:55 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    10:55 p.m.

  • Wednesday, May 29

    10:55 p.m.

  • Thursday, May 30

    10:55 p.m.

South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego. 619-423-2727

  • Monday, May 27

    11:05 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 28

    11:05 p.m.

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