Taye Diggs

Set It Up (2018)

Set It Up (2018)

Director:

Claire Scanlon

Starring:

Zoey Deutch

Glen Powell

Lucy Liu

Taye Diggs

Plot:

Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Review:

I like romantic comedy’s but lately I haven’t seen a trailer for one that’s remotely interesting to me. I thought Set It Up had promise, but ultimately Charlie, Glen Powell, was not an appealing male lead. Honestly, the movie was more of a redemption story for his character than a romcom. I guess you could say love changed him, which is bullshit, but whatever.

Harper, Zoey Deutch, was fine. Really optimistic and naïve, but alright, I guess. The supporting cast was better, though, Taye Diggs character was horrible. Apart from a couple side characters, there were not really any good men in this. Sure Charlie “redeemed” himself by not letting Lucy Liu marry a cheating asshole, but then he looked around to see if Harper saw him do it. So was he doing it because he’d changed or because he wanted the girl?

2/5

 

Best Man Holiday (2013)

The Best Man Holiday

Director:

Malcolm D. Lee

Starring:

Monica Calhoun

Morris Chestnut

Melissa De Sousa

Taye Diggs

Terrance Howard

Plot:

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

Review:

The previews for this movie made me thing comedy. There were some funny elements, mainly from Terrance Howard, but this movie was mainly about rebuilding relationships. I cried a lot.

I saw the ending coming, there were just too many signs. My husband laughed at the football scene just because they used every cliché possible.

Overall it wasn’t a bad movie but it wasn’t anything remarkable either.

2.75/5