Man Up - Film Review

Man Up - Film Review

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Posted 2015-11-03 by The wandererfollow
Directed by Ben Palmer (The Inbetweeners) and starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, this romantic comedy will have you laughing and relating to embarrassing first dates.



Nancy is a 34 year old in the search for love, but her past relationships and countless failed set ups have turned her apathetic towards socialising and highly nervous around potential partners. So when Nancy catches a train to attend her parents wedding anniversary, she is not surprised to be sitting right across a positive, successful and slightly irritating 20 something year old, who tries to push her cheerleader views and a life-changing best seller book (also used as a device to recognise a blind date at the train station).
Whilst napping on the train, the book changes hands and suddenly Nancy finds herself at Waterloo Station, book in hand, on a blind date.


In at attempt to "Man Up" and put herself out there, she plays along, pretending to be this 24 year old high achiever triathlete.
After a slightly awkward yet fun first date with Jack, a divorcee in his 40's, Nancy decides to confess her true identity, causing the pair of them to show their true colours, drinking abilities, emotional weaknesses and life priorities.

However predictable, as with most romantic comedies, "Man Up" will have you constantly wondering what comes next, endlessly laughing, sympathising with both characters and feeling those heart warming moments.

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