The uncomfortable first dates in Man Up are a perfect antidote to the unlikely meet-cutes of glamorous Hollywood rom-coms. Jaded by bad experiences with ‘loser’ single guys, cynical Nancy (Lake Bell) finds herself on an accidental blind date when divorcee Jack (Simon Pegg) mistakes her for a twenty-something triathlete. The mix-up results from a misplaced copy of trite self-help guide Six Billion People And You: just one of director Ben Palmer’s (The Inbetweeners Movie) sweet ironies. Bridget Jones’ Diary, Ruby Sparks and The Five Year Engagement have all created a similar tone of awkward comedy. Nervous, sometimes humiliating and often uneasy first encounters have been the life-force of great rom-coms for decades. Yet few achieve the honesty of Man Up: a feat largely due…