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Man Up (2015)

Man Up (2015)

Released: 2015
Genre: comedy, drama, Movie, romance
Director: Ben Palmer
Starring: Ken Stott, Rory Kinnear, Lake Bell,,
Run time: 88 min
IMDb: 6.8/10
Country: UK


A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling up to London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with a long standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and yeah Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn’t his blind date. ‘Man Up’ a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding about being yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.
Written by
Samuel Prongs
User Reviews: From the casting on up, the inexplicably-titled "Man Up" brings English charm and sophistication to its unarguably implausible plot. The choice of the very American Lake Bell as the bitter female lead who finds love anyway brings a believability that would have made a less aware actress seem unconvincing. Simon Pegg shows leading romantic man chops we haven’t seem previously but his comic timing and vulnerability works for a fundamentally flawed and struggling character. The plot makes no sense especially the moment where Pegg’s and Bell’s characters breakup before the inescapable finale for seemingly no reason other than it was just that time in the movie where that was supposed to happen. The joke density hovers somewhere near the number that "30 Rock" would pack into a given episode although the references clearly skew toward the 40 year old crowd. In short, a great date night in choice.