Man Up

Synopsis: A 34 year old single woman, Nancy, hung-over again, exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London to toast another 10 years of her parent's successful happy magical marriage runs in with a 40 year old divorcee, Jack, who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date. Nancy, deciding to go with it, happens to hop on the most chaotic yet hilarious journey of her life which neither of them will ever forget. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with a long standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and yeah Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn't his blind date. 'Man Up' a romantic comedy about taking chances, finding about being yourself, making decisions and rolling with the consequences.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Ben Palmer
Production: LionsGate Entertainment
Rotten Tomatoes:
88 min

Well, I've met Andy.

Oh, he's leaving. He didn't like that.

Could you put the "Do Not Disturb"

sign on, please?

No, don't do it, Andy.

Take her with you!

Ah, you're yelling.

You've gone all the way there.

Just put your dress on.

Just pop down, show your face.

- Stay ten minutes.

- The party's themed, Elaine.

Oh, God, really? Get your notepad.

No, please.

Come on, I'm too old for this shit.

You're 34, not 84.

Come on, let's hear those mantras.

- Put yourself out there.

- Good.

- Take chances.

- Now a little less hollow and robotic.

Get stronger thighs.

Be more deviant.

Learn French. Cook more.

Understand the Israeli-Palestinian

conflict better.

Engage with...

Finally! Nearly sent out

a search party.

Call them off.

- Here, have a mojito. First one's free.

- OK, well... Alright.

Paid for them all with my savings

and now I have no savings.

Aw. Happy engagement.

I got you, literally, a small present.

I am so touched that you thought of me

when you raided the mini-bar.

- Wow.

- Here she is, here she is.

Oh, Nancy, you look amazing!

- Cheers.

- He's gonna love her. Come on.

I need just a moment longer

with my mojito and then I can jump in.

He hates Facebook. He loves yoga.

- He's really creative...

- Oh, good, yeah.

- He is perfect for you.

- I knew you'd say that.

- Oh, come on.

- Alright, alright.

We were set up and look at us now.

Dom, it is like your single years have

been completely wiped from your memory.

I mean, do you remember

that one girl who just cried?

She cried all the way through giving you

a blow job. She was weeping.

So sad.

And look at you now.

And look at you both.

Yeah, really special.

- Come on, give him a chance.

- Yeah, I will. Bring it on.

You know, like me, another sad

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Tess Morris

Tess Morris is a British screenwriter. She was named one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits of 2015 after her success writing the romantic comedy Man Up. She co-hosts the romantic-comedy focused podcast You Had Us At Hello, and currently writes on Hulu's Casual. She has been referred to as a "key voice standing up for the romantic comedy genre". more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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