The romantic comedy Man Up – which Flickering Myth’s Scott Davis says “makes an early claim for not only rom-com of the year but also comedy of the year” in his review – is out in UK cinemas tomorrow, and to whet your appetite we’ve got two clips for you here featuring stars Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; check them out after the official synopsis…
SEE ALSO: Watch the trailer for Man Up here
Meet Nancy (Lake Bell): 34, single (still), hung-over (again), and exhausted by the endless futile set ups foisted upon her by well-meaning but clueless friends. As she travels across London to toast another 10 years of her parent’s blissfully happy marriage, 40 year old, freshly-hatched divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. In a moment of uncharacteristic optimism (or insanity?), Nancy decides to just go with it… What follows is a chaotic, unconventional, hilarious night neither of them will ever forget. There will be drinking, there will be home truths; there will be an old classmate with a long-standing crush and stalker tendencies. There will be lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and an epic venue-to-venue urban triathlon. Oh, and the small matter of Jack finding out that Nancy isn’t actually his real blind date. MAN UP is a romantic comedy about being yourself… or perhaps not being yourself. It’s about taking chances, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.
Man Up hits cinemas on May 29th and also stars Rory Kinnear (The Imitation Game), Olivia Williams (Seventh Son), Ophelia Lovibond (Guardians of the Galaxy), Ken Slott (The Hobbit Trilogy) and Sharon Horgan (Catastrophe).