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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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Taglines:

Stop being such a loser. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kefalonia, which is mentioned in the movie, is the favorite holiday destination of both Simon Pegg and Screenwriter Tess Morris. 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: And secondly, I mean, you're not holding on to her. You're holding on to a feeling, and that feeling will eventually pass. Promise.
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References Wall Street (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

I Need My Girl
Written by Matt Berninger (as Matthew Berlinger) and Aaron Dessner
Published by Bug Music Ltd., a BMG Chrysalis Company
Performed by The National
Courtesy of 4AD Ltd.
By arrangement with Beggars Group Media Ltd.
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Pegg is Perfect.
11 June 2015 | by Troy PutlandSee all my reviews

Man Up - pretty ironic when it's a woman who's asked to. It's also a unique experience, crushing usual romantic-comedy expectations. Nancy (Lake Bell) lacks the courage and ambition to find a partner, so naturally it (or he) falls into her lap when she least expects it. 'Accidentally' taking another woman's blind date was uncharted territory until now. Lake is an all-round compelling watch, dappling in awkwardness as she continues this facade. Pegg is the perfect man alongside Bell; his dialogue rolls off the tongue with apparent ease. He's a far cry from heaven, surpassing Bell and her reserved characteristics. That's not to say she's bad. In fact it's the complete opposite. She's a crack up. Together they're faultless. There are few minor incisions (oddball support character for one), but not enough to damage Man Up's beauty. It goes to show, to some extent, that love can be found over one eventful date.


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