At first glance, "Set It Up" - Netflix's original movie about two overworked assistants who scheme to pair up their demanding bosses - seems like yet another cheesy romantic comedy. And in some ways, it is.
If you're a Netflix subscriber, chances are you've seen a promo for "Set It Up," which follows Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell) as they try to get their high-powered bosses (Lucy Liu and Taye Diggs, respectively) to date each other. Liu plays Kirsten, a successful ESPN sports reporter running a digital start-up; Diggs's Rick is a venture capitalist and kind of a jerk. You can probably guess what happens next, and that's totally OK because the movie is just delightful.
It's also one of the best movies on Netflix (or anywhere else) right now.
Here are a few other facts to know about "Set It Up," and why you should watch it.
1. "Set It Up" embraces romantic comedy traditions.
2. Deutch and Powell have great chemistry.
3. It treats millennials (and their careers) with respect.
4. "Set It Up" features great supporting characters.
Although, "Set It Up" is wildly predictable and a little cheesy, it's an absolute gem of a movie that, yes, you really should watch.The Washington Post