Published on November 13th, 2015 | by Dan Gvozden0
MAN UP – REVIEW
Director Ben Palmer’s Man Up strictly follows the romantic-comedy road map, passing through every clichéd trope that has defined the genre.
The pace is full-throttle, but Palmer still finds time for some solid laughs with his charismatic actors. Lake Bell and Simon Pegg play romantically downtrodden Londoners who end up falling in love as a result of a mistaken-identity mix-up during a blind date. Pegg’s comic chops elevate even the most juvenile of jokes, but it’s Bell’s daring and impolite performance that steals the show — even her flawless British accent seems too perfect for Man Up‘s uneven comedy and implausible scenarios.