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Set It Up (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

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Claire Scanlon

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Katie Silberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Harper
Glen Powell ... Charlie
Lucy Liu ... Kirsten
Taye Diggs ... Rick
Joan Smalls ... Suze
Meredith Hagner ... Becca
Pete Davidson ... Duncan
Jon Rudnitsky ... Mike
Tituss Burgess ... Creepy Tim
Jake Robinson ... Golf Guy
Aaron Costa Ganis ... Dan
Paulie Deo Jr. Paulie Deo Jr. ... Tim (as Paul Deo Jr.)
Noah Robbins ... Intern Bo
Cody Calafiore ... Duncan's Hook-Up (as Cody Christopher Calafiore)
Ralph Byers ... Frank
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Two young assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholics bosses to date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might be right for each other. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Finding love takes some assistants.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Set It Up See more »

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Treehouse Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene at the Yankees game, the song "Power of Love" by Huey Lewis & The News plays over the stadium intercom. It was also the theme song for Back to the Future (1985) which starred Zoey Deutch's mother Lea Thompson. See more »

Goofs

In the pool party scene, the same extra (blonde female in blue bikini) can be seen behind Harper (dancing) and Charlie (at the bar) as the camera switches from one of them to the other. See more »

Quotes

Harper: When my mom was my age, she had me. I've never even had a boyfriend.
Charlie: But you're like, a grown up.
Harper: Take that back.
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References The Parent Trap (1998) See more »

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Written by Gregory Addington and John Lowry
Performed by The Hangabouts
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Vicarious lovin'
15 June 2018 | by tributarystuSee all my reviews

Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell reunite after the excellent Everybody Wants Some (2016) in this low frills, high-chemistry rom-com. There isn't much to dwell on here, as 'Set It Up' proves the ideal low-stakes Friday night Netflix watch.

Deutch and Powell play Harper and Charlie, two young and ambitious characters working for a very special brand of pushy, domineering bosses. When they realize their common predicament, they set out to...set up their bosses, in the hope that it will lead to quality of life improvements for themselves. In an ironic twist, the ones being pushed around leverage their insights into personal scheduling and personal preferences to ensure the mis-match ends up matching. As is usual for mischievous do-gooders, there will be fraternizing and moral conundruming. And it will be fun.

Any successful rom-com hinges on the compatibility of its leads. Luckily, that's not an issue here, with both potential couples gelling or not gelling just as intended. It's the energy of all four key characters that keeps the movie alive, thanks to the odd piece of witty writing or amusing situation. I think I only rolled my eyes once at some ultra-corny moment that could have been avoided, but beyond that, director Claire Scanlon works gently and fairly with her characters. Everybody learns an important life lesson by the end and, surprisingly, it's a lesson I relate to, although I've never had the issue of overworking myself in order to avoid pursuing my passions. There are other, more pleasureful ways of doing it.


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