Let's face it, dating can be a tough, pitiless, painful, heart breaking, terrifying, apocalyptically awful experience that leaves your soul shrivelled and your emotions put through a blender. Simon Pegg's (Star Trek Into Darkness) new romantic comedy, Man Up, eschews all the modern dating paraphernalia – Tinder, Happn – and takes the more old-fashioned route to romance – a blind date and a case of mistaken identity.
Written by Tess Morris (The Love Punch) and directed by Ben Palmer, Man Up follows thirtysomething Nancy (Lake Bell), sick of the frustrations of dating and the endless pointless set ups provided by her friends. But in a weird circumstance, she meets divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg), who mistakes her for his blind date. Deciding to take a chance, Nancy goes along with it, and what follows is a chaotic night of drinking, dancing, bowling and what both of them see is a real connection. But then the truth comes out, and it threatens to ruin everything. Can they overcome that one tiny obstacle that stands in the way of happiness?
With the likes of Rory Kinnear (Sktfall), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park On Hudson), Sharon Horgan (Imagine Me & You), Ken Stott (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey), Ophelia Lovibond (No Strings Attached) and Stephen Campbell Moore (The Bank Job) also on board for this one, Man Up will be out in UK cinemas on 29 May.