MAN UP (15)
MAN UP (15)
Run time: 88mins
Director: Ben Palmer
Cast: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Ophelia Lovibond, Olivia Williams, Ken Stott, Harriet Walter
Synopsis: When Nancy, a single woman is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, the result is an unforgettable night ..
A single woman finds the perfect boyfriend after being mistaken for his blind date in this charming, classic rom-com. As singleton Nancy (Lake Bell) travels across London to toast another ten years of her parents blissfully happy marriage, recently divorced Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his younger blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism, Nancy decides to just go along with it, leading to a night that neither of them will forget. A rom-com about unexpected consequences, Man Up brings together some of British comedy’s best talent including Simon Pegg and director by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners Movie, 2011; Bo’ Selecta! 2002)
American Lake Bell, who recently wrote, directed and starred in the witty In a World (2013), has a flawless English accent, as well as perfect comedy timing and chemistry with Simon Pegg.
There is a hilarious turn from the talented Rory Kinnear as Sean, Nancy’s former schoolmate and stalker, with Olivia Williams on top waspish form as Jack’s ex and Ken Stott and Harriet Walter as Nancy’s blissfully happily married parents.
The peppy script from Tess Morris avoids stereotypes and clichés about Nancy as a single woman and gives her the best witty, laugh-out-loud lines.
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