Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up was recommended to me many times by Netflix, based on my love of romantic comedies. We finally decided to watch it, and I can say after all the hype, I was slightly disappointed.

The biggest highlights for me was the movie featured Zoey Deutch, was set in New York City, and the characters attended a game at Yankee Stadium.

As it is standard in any romantic comedy where characters are being set up, the two people who usually do the matchmaking fall in love too. It was kinda sad how cookie-cutter this movie was, which means you won’t be surprised at any of the events of the story.

You’ll wait the majority of the movie for the proverbial shoe to drop and the budding romance between matchmakers Harper (Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) to finally ignite. Meanwhile, we have to suffer through an attempted romance between Kirsten (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs). In a city that eats and spits people out daily, Kirsten and Rick are the type of people who are meant for each other, but refuse to accept it.

I want to say that Set It Up was this genre-shattering film, but it wasn’t. Even though some moments are funny and charming, the writers said, “Hey, if it’s not broken…why bother”. That’s what really hurt this film. The lack of buildup and separation from a thousand other stories is what made it get lost in the shuffle. 3/10


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