Which I am. Actually, (I have a confession to make – since honesty is essential to this movie and all), I watched Man Up (2015) whilst eating chocolate mousse straight out of a blender last night. Yes, that dear friends is what goes on behind the scene of a food blog. To my defense, it was just cacao powder and banana but still, it was pretty freakin’ wild for a school night.
I’m not good at movie reviews and yes, you there, in the fleece zip-up, I heard your sarcastic comment: “I thought this was a food blog” and it is, but frankly, it’s nice to take a short break once in a while. Man Up stars the dude (the internet tells me his name is Simon Pegg) from Hector and the Search for Happiness which I absolutely loved. You know, the one where he announces he’s going to China and someone happens to drop a metal tray which makes a gong sound at the same time. The one where his girlfriend is that disturbed chick from Gone Girl!
Anyways, I liked Man Up because it’s not like your conventional rom-com. For one, the lead lovers aren’t Hollywood attractive or young. Instead, they’re flawed, quirky, intelligent, awkward and fun. Don’t you think there’s something so appealing about border-line real people falling in love? Which brings me to the greatness of the screen-play/dialogue:
Jessica: It’s an international bestseller.
Nancy: So is The Da Vinci Code.
Jessica: Oh, another excellent book.
Nancy: Not…not an excellent book.
Nancy: I’ve got a confession to make. I’m not really your blind date, Jack.
Jack: What?! Are you even twenty-four?
Nancy: Ah. Add another ten.
Nancy: I met a man today. For the first time in ages, I put myself out there. And I took a chance. Blah, blah, blah, the end.
Tehehe funny right?
I liked it. It made me LOL and it made me feel better for being single.