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


Angels watching over me

with smiles upon their face

- Evening.

- Hello. Thank you.

Cos I have made it through this far

In an unforgiving place

It feels sometimes

this hill's too steep

For a girl like me to climb

But I must knock

Those thoughts right down

I do it in my own time

I don't care

I'm halfway there


On a road that leads me straight

To who knows where

I tell you what

(I tell you what)

What I have found

(What I have found)

That I'm no fool

(That I'm no fool)

I'm just upside down

(Just upside down)

Ain't got no cares

(Ain't got no cares)

I ain't got no rules

(Ain't got no rules)

I think I like

(I think I like)

Living upside down

(Living upside down)

Watching people scurry by

Rushing to and fro

Oh, this world is such a crazy place

It's all about the go, go, go

Sometimes life can taste so sweet

When you slow it down

You start to see the world

a little differently

When you turn it upside down

I don't care

- I'm halfway there

- (Nowhere)

And I'm just soaking up

the magic in the air

- I tell you what

- (I tell you what...)

Come on.

- That I'm no fool

- (That I'm no fool)

- I'm just upside down

- (Just upside down)

- Ain't got no cares

- (Ain't got no cares)

I ain't got no rules

(Ain't got no rules)

I think I like

(I think I like)

Living upside down

(Living upside down)



Hello, Ryan. I'm Nancy.

What's this? Why...

Has it... What's your...


It's too much, I think.

That's funny, look at that.

It's Ryan, right? Isn't it? It's Ryan...

I mean, not as in Ryan Wright.

Like, your name's not Ryan Wright.

Though you could be.

You could be Mr. Ryan Wright.

You could be Mr. Right.

Either way you're the right Ryan for me.

Oh, my God.

You can do this.

You just put yourself out there.

See what happens.

Just don't drink too much.

Good. And you're going.

You're going. You're gone.

- I think I like

- (I think I like)

- Living upside down

- (Living upside down)

F*** it.

There is a very, very nice beach.

Terns nest there. It's beautiful.


If I help you, Clarice,

it will be turns with us, too.

Quid pro quo.

I tell you things, you tell me things.

Not about this case, though;

about yourself. Quid pro quo.

Yes or no?

Yes or no, Clarice?

Poor little Catherine is waiting...

- Hi.

- Hi.

- Room service.

- Yes. Right this way.

Lovely. Yes. Great.

- There, lovely.

- Hmm...

- OK?

- So, tell me, Andrew...

- Can I call you Andy?

- Of course, yeah.

How is the party going on downstairs?

- Going pretty well, I think.

- Is it?

Yeah. Erm, you know

there's food down there?

Yeah, I know. I'm just not really

in the party mood tonight.

Do you have any ketchup, Andy, please?


Who's Andy?

A very nice young man

who's just brought me dinner.

You're not at the party?

I'm not at the party

but I'm at a party.

Hannibal and Clarice are here. Not to

mention Andy. But he's just leaving.

No, alright. Put him on, please.

Andy. My sister

would like to speak to you.

- Sorry.

- Thank you.


Hi, Andy. I'm Elaine. Listen.

There'll be a dress hanging up

somewhere. Can you give it to her?

Ah, yeah. OK.

No, no, no. No, no, no, no, no...

No. No. Andy.

- And tell her to put some make-up on.

- She wants you to put some make-up on.

OK. That's enough. Do you have

a napkin or something, please?

Look, Elaine, I've been ambushed.

Some setup with a guy

- that Katie worked with.

- Well, excellent. This is good.

Come on! It's just all so organised

and awkward and I can't bear it.

But how the hell else

are you gonna meet someone?

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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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