In this breezy, 21st century flick, we get a modern day British saviour of the diluted romcom genre. This highly likeable number scores big points through its impressive leads.

It’s good to see Pegg make a comeback, of sorts, as he highlights that he can more than ably lead a film. Better yet Bell shines, once again, as the goofy, cynical and smart female reaffirming her image as a leading light of the comedy scene.

Most everything works here. The script is tight, the jokes are good and all the cast is game. Hallelujah, the romcom isn’t dead.

There’s nothing new here, but that’s okay. Man Up is an unchallenging yet refreshingly nice and funny piece of cinema.



CAST: Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott

DIRECTOR: Ben Palmer

WRITER: Tess Morris

SYNOPSIS: A single woman is mistaken for a stranger’s blind date, ultimately leading to her finding the perfect boyfriend.