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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 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)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Stop being such a loser. See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual references | See all certifications »

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UK | France



Release Date:

13 November 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

(Des)encontro Perfeito See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Nancy reveals her previous relationship ended when her ex-boyfriend went to China "to find" himself. Simon Pegg's character in Hector and the Search for Happiness (2014) did just that. See more »


When they return to Waterloo, it is meant to be 10pm. The access to the Underground was closed, it must have been filmed in the middle of the night. See more »


Jack: So. Book. Check. And blind date? Check!
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »


Here I Go Again
Written by David Coverdale and Bernie Marsden
Published by C.C. Songs Ltd.
Administered by Warner/Chappell Music Ltd. and EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Whitesnake
Courtesy of David Coverdale, Warner Music UK Ltd. and Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Leave it to the British to produce a smart, sophisticated rom-com
23 December 2015 | by estreet-evaSee all my reviews

From the casting on up, the inexplicably-titled "Man Up" brings English charm and sophistication to its unarguably implausible plot. The choice of the very American Lake Bell as the bitter female lead who finds love anyway brings a believability that would have made a less aware actress seem unconvincing. Simon Pegg shows leading romantic man chops we haven't seem previously but his comic timing and vulnerability works for a fundamentally flawed and struggling character. The plot makes no sense especially the moment where Pegg's and Bell's characters breakup before the inescapable finale for seemingly no reason other than it was just that time in the movie where that was supposed to happen. The joke density hovers somewhere near the number that "30 Rock" would pack into a given episode although the references clearly skew toward the 40 year old crowd. In short, a great date night in choice.

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