Fifth about The Seventh

Set It Up

Set It Up: there may not be much that is particularly distinctive or new in Claire Scanlon’s romantic comedy, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a charming, cute but appropriately silly experience. The starting point is fanciful, but it opens things up for some light, breezy comedy. It all works reasonably well because the two main characters are lovable and attractive (Zoey Deutch more so, and she also defends her character better than Glen Powell does). The secondary couple, comically mean, is well-performed by Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs (both of whom, along with some other minor characters, inject some welcome diversity in a story that would, in the past, be 100% WASP). The film has a clean, functional look, makes good use of its varied New York locations, and presents a good number of songs.

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