For some reason Man Up wasn’t even remotely on my radar before today but I really like this trailer. It’s almost high concept as far as romantic comedies go, but it seems like the movie follows through on that concept from a strong character point of view that eschews the basic novelty and instead focusses on a somewhat honest reaction to the deception at hand.
Man Up stars Simon Pegg and Lake Bell as a couple on a blind date entirely predicated by a lie and, even though this trailer may show a bit too much of the plot, I like that the fallout seems realistic and grounded (at least in romcom terms). The film comes from a Black List script by Tess Morris and was directed by Ben Palmer. It also stars Olivia Williams, Ophelia Lovibond, Rory Kinnear, Stephen Campbell Moore, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter and Ken Stott. Check out the Man Up trailer below.
Trailer courtesy of Yahoo:
Here’s the official synopsis:
Nancy (Lake Bell), is done with dating. 10 times bitten, 100 times shy, she’s exhausted by the circus. So when Jack (Simon Pegg) blindly mistakes her for his date, no one is more surprised than her when she does the unthinkable and just —- goes with it. It’s going to take a night of pretending to be someone else for Nancy to finally Man Up and be her painfully honest, awesomely unconventional self… but will Jack also Man Up, and be able to get over her duplicity? Best just to let the evening unfold, roll with the consequences, and see if one crazy, unpredictable, complicated night can bring these two messy souls together.
Man Up opens in the UK on May 29th. We’ll keep you posted on a US release.