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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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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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Giving love a chance starts with taking one. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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UK | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(Des)encontro Perfeito See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the Bowling Scene Nancy Offers to go to the bar to get drinks where she bumps into an old school 'friend'. Nancy and Jack are sat in a red booth when she leaves, however when she looks back to Jack, he is sat by the bowling Isle. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Congratulations on your massive pack of lies!
Nancy: Thank you!
Jack: God, you're such a cynic!
Nancy: And you're such a romantic!
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Connections

References The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need
Written by Daniel Radclyffe and Michael Stafford
Published by Global Talent Publishing Ltd.
Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Performed by Maverick Sabre
Courtesy of Virgin EMI Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Uplifting.
18 November 2015 | by datorsiers2See all my reviews

I usually do not like romcoms, since most of the time they are very predictable, with a happy ending etc. Was this a classic romcom? Yes, it kind of was, at least in its essence, but that does not mean i did not enjoy it, it just felt somehow awkwardly right.

It really is surprisingly likable, hence most of the reviews are decent on this movie. The film has great flow, pace and it just somehow feels right, it is cringy at moments, funny, sad and thoroughly enjoyable. The greatest asset of this movie is its success of making you feel happy, energized and with a positive look at life.

Has many awkwardly cringy/funny moments, time passes by in a heartbeat, though the screen time is fairly short too. Its going to impress even those who traditionally dislike romantic comedies. Of course it is not spot on perfect, but for a short British romcom it is very successful and has fairly decent acting.


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