Set It Up is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon, written by Katie Silberman, and starring Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggsand Lucy Liu. The plot follows two overworked assistants who try to set up their demanding bosses on dates in New York City. The film was released on June 15, 2018, by Netflix.
When Netflix dropped the trailer for Set It Up, a lot of us office going people rejoiced. We could relate to the crazy work hours the two assistants kept. And we could relate even more with the insane demands put forward by their bosses. Leave aside the fact that the cast was inspiring to say the least, we had obviously booked our weekend to watch the movie when it dropped in August.
Then why are you reviewing the movie this late, you might ask? Well – for a plethora of reasons.
Firstly, we shifted our base out of Kolkata. We were used to a very stable environment. Right now everything is up in the air. But that’s a story for another.
Coming back to Set It Up, the plot unfolds itself brilliantly. Even though constantly questioning their morality, (insert character names), follow through with their plans of making their bosses fall for each other.
What starts of as being a hilarious partners-in-crime relationship, develops into a strong friendship. The character development through out the movie is also brilliant. While the two assistants get more time to spend on themselves, they also begin to miss each other’s company.
Maybe this story has been done before, I’m not too sure. But it is the way it was presented it has become one of my favourite movies of recent times. It reminded me quite strongly of movies like What’s Your Number? and He’s Just Not That Into You.
So if you’re wondering what to watch this weekend, and are in the mood for something cute and fun, Set It Up is the one for you.