Movie Review – Man Up (2015)

Director: Justin Chon

Stars: Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Galadriel Stineman

An immature nineteen year old is forced to grow up over a summer when he finds out that his girlfriend is pregnant.

Man Up could have been a heartfelt look at the transition from adolescence to adulthood in the face of a pregnancy, where a young man is forced to grow up and take responsibility. Instead it’s a weak film with bad acting, awful characters, and a lack of focus. It has the ingredients to be a good film but it’s just not enjoyable at all. This is the kind of film that should give hope to all young directors because if this can get made than anything can.

I mean, maybe I’ve just gotten too old to appreciate the humour in this film but I didn’t laugh at all and there’s just no heart to it. At no point did I care about any of the characters or the troubles they were in. It’s a bad film and there’s no way I’m going to recommend it.


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