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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nancy
... Sean
... Bert
... Fran
... Hilary
... Elaine
... Jessica
... Jack
... Ed
... Dom
... Katie
... Ryan
... Adam
... Daniel
James Reilly ... Cloakroom Attendant (as James Oliver Reilly)
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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 »

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

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13 November 2015 (USA)  »

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In Rosita's, the song that Nancy tells Jack is their song is "Move Closer" by Phyllis Nelson. This is also the song that Sean sings to Nancy when they are in the toilet cubicle. See more »

Goofs

When Nancy is on the train at the start of the movie, the end and length of the filled roll she is eating keeps changing. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Do you even like bowling?
Nancy: I love bowling.
Jack: Great, so you weren't faking it the whole night, then?
Nancy: Bet you've said that line before.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

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Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale and Bernie Marsden
Published by C.C. Songs Ltd.
Administered by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of David Coverdale, Warner Music UK Ltd. and Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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A very nice comedy
11 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

So much American comedy films are of the gross out variety with values and language that is just depressing. Their heart and soul is so in the wrong place.

Man Up by contrast is a pleasant, warm, gentle comedy. It reminds me of Cuban Fury which I loved. Pegg and Bell are both great in the lead roles and Rory Kinnear performs a great almost slapstick role.

The film certainly isn't a classic and isn't continuously funny. But it does have enough humour and enough warmth in the characters for you to be rooting for them both. It grows to a modest crescendo in the latter parts with some brilliant tongue in cheek Hollywood style scenes. At 88 minutes it is compact in duration but also in the locations and all the drama played out in one evening.

Very much enjoyed it. 8/10.


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