As soon as the opening credits began rolling, I couldn’t help but let a goofy grin spread across my face.
The colourful title, “Set It Up”, jumbled playfully across the screen while the groovy music walked us briskly into the opening scene – it was all too familiar in the best way possible. Truthfully, I hadn’t seen an opening like that since I watched Notting Hill (so, like… a couple days ago), which is possibly now at risk of being bumped down to my second favourite rom com after watching this new Netflix gem.
So, here’s a quick synopsis. The film follows two personal assistants to two successful, career-driven bosses. Harper, marvellously portrayed by Zoey Deutch, works around the clock for sports journalist Kirsten, played by Lucy Liu. In the same building, Charlie, played by Glenn Powell, does the same for his boss Rick.
The two tired assistants meet, realise their bosses have some things in common/are both in need of some lovin’, and, you guessed it, quite literally “set it up”. It being their bosses, of course. They scheme together to make Kirsten and Rick fall for each other, and though you might think the story line sounds at risk of succumbing to a predictable formula, it doesn’t end the way you’d expect.