movie: Man Up
starring:Simon Pegg, Lake Bell
genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
format: Netflix Canada
plot: When a woman is mistaken for someone's blind date, she decides to go on the date anyways.
This is one of those times when the romantic comedy worked. Pegg balances the lines between serious lead and comedic timing to perfection.
There is a few moments in the set up, that gives off the impression that Bell's character is going to keep the lie going throughout the film. But, about midway the truth comes out, and the rest of the movie is them dealing with it. As the two discover how much they actually have in common, they begin without realizing it to support each other.
There is a scene where they are in the bar, and as Pegg's character is eating an olive, the other holds her hand out for him to spit the olive pit out without asking him. They then break into this crazy dance, while arguing, which put me in mind of Pride and Prejudice's main dance scene.
There was something completely real about the idea of a miscommunication turning into something so perfect. The idea that destiny has taken over.
what did I learn? The best things can happen when you lest expect it.