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Man Up (2015)

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A single woman takes the place of a stranger's blind date, which leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

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Ben Palmer

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Tess Morris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lake Bell ... Nancy
Rory Kinnear ... Sean
Ken Stott ... Bert
Harriet Walter ... Fran
Olivia Williams ... Hilary
Sharon Horgan ... Elaine
Ophelia Lovibond ... Jessica
Simon Pegg ... Jack
Stephen Campbell Moore ... Ed
Keir Charles ... Dom
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ... Katie
Robert Wilfort ... Ryan
Paul Thornley ... Adam
Henry Lloyd-Hughes ... Daniel
James Reilly James Reilly ... Cloakroom Attendant (as James Oliver Reilly)
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Storyline

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

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Right time, right place, wrong date. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(Des)encontro Perfeito See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Brockenhurst, the station where Nancy catches the train to London, is actually Godalming in Surrey. See more »

Goofs

In the second visit to the bar, Nancy freshens up in the bathroom and removes her sweater, revealing a tank. After leaving the bathroom there is a big "reveal" in the tank top that Jack notices, but despite no time passing, shes seen in the next shot wearing a blazer. See more »

Quotes

Nancy: I met a man today. For the first time in ages, I put myself out there. And I took a chance. Blah, blah, blah, the end.
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Soundtracks

Love Shack
Written by Keith Strickland (as J Keith Strickland), Cindy Wilson (as Cynthia Wilson), Fred Schneider (as Frederick Schneider) and Kate Pierson (as Catherine Pierson)
Published by Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by The B-52's
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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..the percentages of the ones that work are small.. but they do happen..
9 December 2016 | by bjariasSee all my reviews

I mostly liked this film the first time round, but it took a second viewing to make me appreciate just how much fun it really is. Bell & Pegg are just so well matched, so much so you could hardly envision another pair performing in their parts. The story is typical, but all actors across the board, as well as all other parts of the production make it a timeless rom-com.. one that you actually gets smiles and chuckles from. It comes in several parts, and most all come together pretty well. The scene in the bar when he awkwardly meets his ex and her lover is one of the best.. and the ending although so 'hollywood-style' over-the-top typical, here ii does work, and makes it all come full circle. The rom-com field is littered with oh so many awful, dull works.. this fortunately is one actually doing some credit to the genre.


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