Review: Set It Up

Posted June 20, 2018 by Rowena in Reviews | 6 Comments

Set It Up (2018)
Starring: Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs
Director: Claire Scanlon
Release Date: 15 June 2018
Rating: TV-14
Run Time: 1:45
Movie Type: Comedy, Romance

Two young assistants in New York City realize they can make their lives easier by setting up their workaholics bosses to date. While trying to perpetuate this romantic ruse between their nightmare bosses, the assistants realize they might be right for each other.

I haven’t been in the mood for movie watching lately but while bored and browsing Netflix’s catalog, I came across this movie on Saturday night and before I knew what was what, I hit play and sat back, prepared to not be impressed with this one.

I’m super glad to report that I was wrong because I was impressed with this movie. I thought it was super cute and Zoey Deutch is a great romantic comedy lead. I seriously hope that we get more rom-com’s from Netflix because I enjoyed this one a lot.

So Harper and Charlie are assistants to some pretty big deal bosses and their bosses are at the top because they never leave the workplace. And since they don’t leave the workplace, neither do Harper and Charlie. Both Harper and Charlie respect their bosses and understand their drive but they also miss having a personal life so when the opportunity to set their bosses up presents itself, they take it. Once they’re on that road to true love (for their bosses), there’s so turning back and the movie really takes off once they’re on this path.

Harper and Charlie are both motivated by different things. Harper wants to become a writer and working for the best sports writer out there is a big deal for her because she learns so much from her hero day in and day out. Charlie is motivated by being promoted and working for the top guy that can help him get in the door. Charlie is also dating a hotshot model that he never has time for because he’s always working. Hooking his boss up with a girlfriend will free up time for him to spend with the girlfriend.

Harper and Charlie put in a lot of work, getting their bosses together and then pushing them along in their romance and during that whole time, they’re getting to know each other and they’re becoming friends. It was during this part of the movie that I laughed a lot. I couldn’t help it, they were too cute.

I really enjoyed seeing Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell’s action chops. There were some moments when I thought Glen Powell was being hella extra (like his cheering for the kiss cam at the Yankees game? Haha, go easy there bro!) but for the most part, I was wrapped up in the story being told and I thought Zoey and Glen were a great acting pair. Their on screen chemistry was charming and when the movie ended, I had a smile on my face so, I definitely recommend this if you’re in the mood for a cute romantic comedy. This is a great one.

Movie Trailer

My Rating

4.25 out of 5

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6 responses to “Review: Set It Up

  1. Veronika Éles

    I’m looking forward to watching this movie – I really like Zoey Deutch; Glen Powell was great in Scream Queens, and Lucy Liu is fantastic, of course. This definitely looks like the perfect summer movie. 🙂

    Veronika @ The Regal Critiques

  2. I just watched this the other day and OMG it was so good. It was the perfect rom-com and exactly what I needed. Why do they not make more rom coms? There was excellent chemistry between the two MCs and I really enjoyed it.

    • Rowena

      I’m super happy that Netflix is bringing back the Rom Com because I’ve missed them and I hate the raunchy ones. I’m looking forward to more movies coming out on Netflix than in the theaters. *shrugs*

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