Man Up

PLOT:

Nancy, is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she’s exhausted by the circus. So when Jack blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just — goes with it. It’s going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally man up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self… but will Jack also man up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.

What people are saying:

“Fast-paced and funny with lot’s of quirky, interesting and sometime creepy characters. Good satisfying nonsense.” 4 1/2 stars

“Sweet, heartfelt, very humorous in an awkward kind of way. There was a real chemistry between Pegg and Bell. The ending was predictable but not the road leading to it.” 3 1/2 stars

“Lovely, funny film that does romantic comedy in an honest, sharp way. Pegg and Bell have a tangible chemistry and lightning fast rapport. Kinnear is simultaneously disturbing and absolutely hilarious. There is a quiet, yet earnest charm to the film, that makes it rather endearing as it embraces and betters the romcom tropes and cliches. It is the most well constructed romantic comedy I have ever seen. Well worth the watch!” 5 stars

“I really wanted to love this movie. The London location is neat, and the initial device–meeting the wrong blind date under the clock–is cute. But the girl lead is just SO annoying (like, why is she blowing off her lovely parents’ 40th anniversary party and not simply telling this nice nerdy guy that she’s not Jessica? What’s taking her so long to do the right thing?) Women will want want to throw their Ben & Jerry’s at the screen as they watch this. It’ll drive you crazy to see a beautiful nut-case get away with sleazy stuff that you could NEVER get away with–and would never try. I can’t believe a woman actually wrote the screenplay. Who did she identify with–the lying neurotic female lead? Ew.  ” 4 stars

“Although its climax and ending still have to rely on the same romantic cliches to get going, there are many things to like about Man Up. The hyperrealistic, quick and witty dialogue and interactions between the two leads play out almost like modern poetry; it is an enjoyable combination of awkwardness and farce. And this consistent chemistry continues to impress throughout the film, making Man Up a solid recommendation for a date night movie.” 4 stars

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