Man Up. Image shows from L to R: Jack (Simon Pegg), Nancy (Lake Bell). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Man Up

2015 British comedy film about a blind date. Stars Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Sharon Horgan, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott and others.

Man Up. Image shows from L to R: Jack (Simon Pegg), Nancy (Lake Bell). Copyright: Big Talk Productions.

Man Up

Modern romantic comedy about a couple who meet on a blind date and a case of mistaken identity

Genre
Film
Released
2015
Starring
Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Sharon Horgan, Rory Kinnear, Ken Stott, Harriet Walter, Olivia Williams, Ophelia Lovibond and others
Writer
Tess Morris
Director
Ben Palmer
Producers
James Biddle, Rachael Prior and Nira Park

Meet Nancy: 34, single (still), hungover (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 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.

One night, two people, on a first date like no other.

Production Details

UK certificate
15
Duration
92 minutes
Release date
Friday 29th May 2015
Produced
2014
Distributors

StudioCanal

BBC Films

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

Last repeat
Saturday 20th July 2019 at 12:00am on BBC1

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