Set It Up is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Claire Scanlon, written by Katie Silberman, and starring Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell, Taye Diggs, and Lucy Liu.
The plot follows two overworked assistants who try to set up their demanding bosses on dates in New York City.
The film was released on June 15, 2018, by Netflix, to favorable reviews
Harper Moore is the 25-year-old assistant to Kirsten Stevens, a former journalist and now editor of an online sports journalism empire.
Charlie Young is a 28-year-old assistant to the high-strung
venture capitalist Rick Otis. Both work in the same
building and meet one night when their bosses need dinner.
Harper has ordered dinner for herself and Kirsten but has no cash on her to pay for it and Charlie, who was not able to order dinner for his boss, pays for it to give to Rick.
After Harper tells him she will be fired if she does not return with food Charlie reluctantly allows her to take one of the meals.
Meeting Charlie the next day to reimburse him for the cost of the food, Harper expresses surprise that Charlie would work for such an abrasive and demanding boss. Charlie reveals that Rick is well-connected and a recommendation from him would guarantee his financial success.
Harper expresses her deep admiration of Kirsten and her desire to write the sort of sports journalism that would make people cry.
After complaining that they have no time for personal lives, Harper jokes that both of their bosses need to get laid.
Charlie is initially disgusted by the comment, but after some thought Harper plans to get their bosses together, reasoning if they are dating each other they would have less time to overwork them.
Charlie reluctantly joins in on the plan.
Their initial plot to have Rick and Kirsten “meet-cute” in a stalled elevator goes awry
when they are joined by a delivery man suffering from claustrophobia who starts stripping.
Charlie and Harper then arrange for their bosses to sit beside each other at a baseball game,
bribing the operator of the kiss-cam to pressure them into kissing.
After three attempts, Rick and Kirsten kiss.
They begin dating, leaving Charlie time to spend with
his model girlfriend Suze, and Harper time to date.
However things between Rick and Kirsten quickly become bumpy
causing Harper and Charlie to realize they must work hard to keep their bosses together.
They manipulate their bosses into staying together with notes, planning dates,
gifts, etc. and also organizing a weekend getaway for them.
Harper is able to attend her best friend Becca’s engagement party.
When her date
ditches her, Charlie accompanies her and the two have an enjoyable night.