What kind of nutter pretends to be someone else's blind date?
Man Up Synopsis
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.
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BBC Films on the set of Man Up with Simon Pegg & Lake Bell
Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Rory Kinnear, Olivia Williams, Sharon Horgan, Harriet Walter, Ken Stott, Stephen Campbell Moore
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Matthew Justice, Simon Pegg, Rachael Prior, Dan Cheesbrough, Danny Perkins, Jenny Borgars, Christine Langan, Joe Oppenheimer
StudioCanal and BBC Films present in association with Anton Capital Entertainment A Big Talk Pictures Production
29 May 2015
Out on DVD
28 September 2015
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