• Man Up (2015)

Man Up

Release Date: November 13th, 2015

R |1 hr 28 min

Plot Summary

When a man (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his blind date, a woman (Lake Bell) decides to play along to see what happens.

Cast: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Ophelia Lovibond, Olivia Williams, Rory Kinnear, Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Ken Stott, Sharon Horgan

Director: Ben Palmer

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Big Talk

Keywords: Amusing, Marriage, Love, London

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Both actors stay sharp through some pretty degrading moments, and if Palmer and screenwriter Tess Morris are bent on serious button-pushing in the closing scenes, at least they garnish it with playfulness and wit. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    From start to almost finish, Man Up, directed by Ben Palmer from a terrific script by Tess Morris, sustains a remarkably high level of verbal invention. Mr. Pegg, a superb comic actor in his own right, serves as an endearingly frantic foil to Ms. Bell, whose lips, larynx, facial features and thought processes all move at Mach 2 speed. show more

  • 70
    Screen International

    In focusing on Bell’s flamboyant performance and moving the action along at a frenetic pace, [Palmer] did what was required here in making a rowdy, infectious entertainment. show more

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