Starring: Simon Pegg, Lake Bell, Olivia Williams, Stephen Campbell Moore, Rory Kinnear
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Story: Romantic comedy directed by Ben Palmer which follows 30-something single woman Nancy (Lake Bell) who is exhausted by the endless fruitless set ups by her friends, traveling across London when she runs into recently divorced Jack (Simon Pegg), who mistakes her for his 24 year old blind date.
Nancy decides to play along with the charade and go on the date with him. There is drinking, truths, an old stalker class mate with long a standing crush, lost divorce papers, lost hopes, competitive indoor sports and Jack finding out the truth that Nancy isn’t her blind date.
Verdict: It is pretty much a formulaic romcom, but while this doesn’t offer anything new to the romantic comedy genre it is genuinely funny and the two lead, Pegg and Lake Bell, have great chemistry which really saves it.
Best Quotes (Total Quotes: 9)
Nancy: You can do this. Hi, I’m Nancy. “This year, you’re gonna put yourself out there. Take chances. Be more deviant. Engage with…life.” Oh, my God.
Jessica: You should really think about reading this.
[hands Nancy the book titled “Six Billion People and You”]
Jessica: I would lend you my copy but I need it for my date. It’s how we’re going to recognize each other.
Nancy: Ooh, it’s a set up. It may almost work.
Jessica: It’s an international bestseller.
Nancy: So is The Da Vinci Code.
Jessica: Oh, another excellent book.
Nancy: Not…not an excellent book.
[meeting Jack who thinks Nancy is Jessica]
Jack: So. Book. Check. And blind date? Check!
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.
Jack: Congratulations on your massive pack of lies!
Nancy: Thank you!
Jack: God, you’re such a cynic!
Nancy: And you’re such a romantic!
Jack: You need to man up, Nancy.
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.
Nancy: Fuck the past!
Total Quotes: 9