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215 Ratings

Man Up

Directed by Ben Palmer
United Kingdom, 2015


A single woman who’s mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, leads to her finding the perfect boyfriend.

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Man Up Directed by Ben Palmer
[Pegg is] absolutely fine here, but the movie hangs on Bell, and she wears it tremendously. A gloriously charismatic, funny, and warm presence, it’s a treat to see Bell headline a picture that provides ample opportunity to charm. Man Up isn’t perfect, but that’s a minor detail when you’re dealing with major talent. It could be love, actually.
May 29, 2015
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It’s a rom-com that knows it’s a rom-com and can’t stop talking about it. Hence the apology. Starring Lake Bell and Simon Pegg, a basically unlikeable pair, the movie is about as interesting as listening to someone talk about how much they love cheesy romantic comedies. There are a few laughs, but it’s not fun or funny enough to justify its dedication to the worst aspects of the genre.
April 22, 2015
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Ben Palmer’s Man Up’s Lake Bell and Simon Pegg are charming and well matched as a couple who fall in love over the course of an action-packed day, but a corny, heavy-handed script makes it much harder than it ought to be to care whether they wind up together. Quick-paced, quippy dialogue aims for screwball sass and sizzle, but doesn’t quite hit the mark.
April 20, 2015
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