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An engaging British romcom about a London blind date gone wrong starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell

Spinning out its screwball premise with dexterity and wit, this hugely engaging British romcom is a winner all the way.

From the moment Simon Pegg’s emotionally bruised divorcee Jack mistakes Lake Bell’s snarky cynic Nancy for his blind date, the film barrels along with a giddy momentum that is exhilarating. But no matter how escalatingly zany the action gets as the pair ricochet around a refreshingly down-to-earth, un-touristy London, Bell and Pegg ensure their characters remain both credible and likeable.

The duo’s chemistry is sensational, too, with American Bell nailing her English accent perfectly.