From someone who doesn’t like romcoms, Man Up is pretty good – 3.5/5
Why did they have to call this film Man Up? They could have least made it a pun if they were going to use such an annoyingly sexist phrase. Because despite the title and the fact that I generally dislike romcoms, this is a highly enjoyable film.
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Packed with Wes Anderson’s unique charm and aesthetic, sadly the repetitive stoyline gets pretty tiresome pretty quickly
Director: Wes Anderson
Screenplay: Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams
Length: 1 hour 33 minutes
Max (Jason Schwartzman) is self assured, adult-like 15 year old who lives his life around organising elaborate extra curricular activities and clubs at his prestigious school Rushmore. However his happy school existence is marred when his failure at school work leads him to be put on academic probation. At the same time, he begins to fall for new elementary school teacher Miss Cross (Olivia Williams), who’s husband has recently died. He seeks the advice of his new friend, Herman Blume (Bill Murray), a wealthy and languorous man and the father of two of Max’s school fellows, on how to win Miss Cross’s affections, leading to Herman to also start to fall for Miss Cross.
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