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Monday, April 20, 2015

MAN UP

A Tribeca Film Festival 2015 Selection

By D.E, Levine

A light-hearted romantic comedy starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell, this film deals with the female perspective of a klutzy 34-year-old London single who just can't seem to meet the right man.

When Jack, a 40ish divorced man, accidentally mistakes Nancy for his blind date Jessica because she's carrying a dating-oriented best-seller (in reality trying to return it to Jessica who forgot it on a train), Nancy is instantly attracted and doesn't correct him.

Mutually attracted and fueled by alcoholic beverages, Jack and Nancy are heading out on the town together when they meet Sean, a former  high-school classmate of Nancy's who blows her cover.  Made aware of her deception, Jack has to re-evaluate their relationship.
 
There are some extremely humorous scenes, much of which audience viewers will relate to immediately.  This is basically a fun film with a happy and mature ending.  The photography of London is stimulating and the musical selections effective.

You go to a film like this to enjoy yourself, not to think about anything deep or serious.  And it would be difficult not to enjoy yourself because the script is fun and the performances delightful.