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Set It Up (2018)

TV-14 | | Comedy, Romance | 15 June 2018 (USA)
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Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

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Claire Scanlon

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Katie Silberman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoey Deutch ... Harper
Glen Powell ... Charlie
Lucy Liu ... Kirsten
Taye Diggs ... Rick
Joan Smalls ... Suze
Meredith Hagner ... Becca
Pete Davidson ... Duncan
Jon Rudnitsky ... Mike
Tituss Burgess ... Creepy Tim
Jake Robinson ... Golf Guy
Aaron Costa Ganis ... Dan
Paulie Deo Jr. Paulie Deo Jr. ... Tim (as Paul Deo Jr.)
Noah Robbins ... Intern Bo
Cody Calafiore ... Duncan's Hook-Up (as Cody Christopher Calafiore)
Ralph Byers ... Frank
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Two young assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholic bosses to date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might be right for each other. Written by https://teaser-trailer.com

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Finding love takes some assistants.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Set It Up See more »

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Treehouse Pictures See more »
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The guy Harper plays miniature golf with is never named, only referred to as "golf guy." Consequently, in the credits he is also listed as "golf guy." See more »

Goofs

Actual footage from a Yankees-Red Sox game is used in the scene where the main characters try to get Kirsten and Rick on the kiss cam. However, the announcer's comments are fake - for example, at one point he says Andrew Benintendi is batting for the Red Sox, but the player shown is definitely not Benintendi (it appears to be Rafael Devers instead) See more »

Quotes

Harper: [describing Kirsten and Rick] One is a stunningly beautiful woman with dark hair and a fierceness that's both scary and inspiring.
[Shrugs]
Harper: The other's a guy.
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Pretty Please
Written by Leon Triplett and Levi Triplett
Performed by The Triplett Twins
Courtesy of Fervor Records
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A Really Old School Romcom
16 June 2018 | by richard-fieldhouseSee all my reviews

Two ridiculously overworked personal assistants hit on the idea of setting up their respective bosses together in the hopes that the assistants will then get pushed around a bit less. At first they're surprisingly successful but a plot this ambitious could never run totally smoothly could it?

So the premise of the film is very simple and the plot also develops along predicable lines. About ten minutes in, I was getting concerned about issues of workplace bullying, but then I got caught up in the energy of the story and the characters of the two assistants, Harper and Charlie, played by Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell. Yes, they are bullied and yes you could definitely say that the male boss - Rick, played by Taye Diggs - is a bit of a two dimensional caricature. But this is a romcom, not a documentary, so who cares.

There are enough laughs and the characters learn a little about themselves and about life along way, and most of all everyone - all the actors - get stuck in and really enjoy themselves. Right from Lucy Liu as the female sports journalist boss, right through to the cameos by the elevator engineer and the assistant in the jewellers.

It's a very wordy script delivered at a terrific pace, perhaps particularly thanks to Zoey Deutch, and most people should really enjoy it.


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