Man up

Man up

DVD - 2016
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When Nancy is mistaken for Jack's blind date, she decides to take fate into her own hands and just go with it. What could possibly go wrong?
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9786316341228
6316341229
Branch Call Number: DVD MAN UP
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 89 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

The circuitous and carefully staged setup made the mixed up encounter of two odd-ball grown-ups believable. Afterwards, audience are dragged along for the ride as nervous as Jack or gamely as Jessica. A thoroughly enjoyable rom-com with plenty of belly laughs.

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

Surprising version of a love story !!! witty and interesting

Library_Jill May 04, 2017

Not quite the typical romantic-comedy I expected. At times, the situations the characters found themselves in tended toward the cute and heartwarming, and at other times they were quirky, bordering on slightly uncomfortable. The actors do very well, the characters are nicely complex, and overall I thought this one was pleasantly unique.

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RainbowRabbit
Dec 03, 2016

I love Simon Pegg but Lake Bell stole the show.

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ms_mustard
Aug 14, 2016

I enjoyed Lake Bell In A World so overcame my usual aversion to rom-coms to give this a whirl.

double FF after the first 20 minutes to the final kiss.... and really not worth even that much time....

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snakie_chick
Jul 03, 2016

I love Simon Pegg, but this was pretty much your standard chick flick. Not quite as formulaic, though.

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readyrisa
May 12, 2016

Really fun and delightful! Great performances by Simon Pegg and Lake Bell...just lovely!

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Beltane
Apr 15, 2016

A single woman takes the place of a stranger's blind date and hilarity ensues. One of the funniest and realist rom-coms in a long time. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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lovepink15
Apr 13, 2016

This is also available on Net flix right now,funny movie.

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rjd1
Apr 12, 2016

While a bit formulaic as rom-com's are by definition, the situation and the performances by Lake Bell and Simon Pegg raise this one above the pack. If you're looking for a comedy that actually has funny parts don't let the romantic comedy label scare you off.

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

Come on, I'm too old for this shxt.
-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... life.
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Why does everyone tell me that?
-If they're always telling you, you should listen.
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I think the trick is, get through the first 30, 40 years, then just kind of give up. From that point on it's a breeze.
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And where's Jessica?
- Probably gone home by now. Past her bedtime.
Are you even 24?
- Aw. Add another ten.
What?
- Fxck you, Granddad.

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

You need to man up, Nancy.
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I met a girl today, the wrong girl, except she turned out to be the right girl.
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You're just - - you're an emotional jigsaw at the moment but you're gonna piece yourself back together. You know, start with the corners. Look for the blue bits.
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I mean, you're not holding on to her. You're holding on to a feeling, and that feeling will eventually pass. Promise. I mean, look, maybe I was wrong. Maybe dating 24-year-olds is exactly what you need right now.
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Isn't that just the classic response of the lonely 34-year-old woman desperate for somewhere to put her eggs.
-I'm nearly at my sexual peak. It's all downhill for you. Knock knock, who's there? Viagra!
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You know when a woman first starts sleeping with a man, she acts like a porn star. Am I right? Jack and I, anything goes. Church of Lesbyterian, dinner beneath the bridge, guided tour of site B, if you know where that is.

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jimg2000
Mar 18, 2018

If you get a woman back to your place and you say you don't wanna have sex, you just wanna take it slowly, I guarantee she will go down on you. The Blow Job Paradox.
- Blow Job Paradox!
Yeah! "Use it, don't abuse it."
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I got a hint of what could be out there for me. You know... a fun,... loving, crazy, contradictory, long, happy life with someone. Something that these two have had since they first laid eyes on each other 40 years ago.
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You know your problem, Nancy?
- What?
You spend your entire time on the sidelines theorizing about what works, but never putting yourself out there. You never take chances.
-I think my actions today could be considered quite "chancy".
Oh, really?
- Yeah.
You need to man up. I married that woman and she tore out my heart but I'm still standing. I'm still putting myself out there.
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Barbie. She's got a beach buggy and horses and a salon. And a boyfriend.
-Is she still with that guy? Such a fake smile.

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