Set It Up on Netflix: Full Cast List, Soundtrack and Review Scores

Looking for a rom-com? Netflix has released a brand new movie called ‘Set It Up’ and if you’re looking for some reasons why you should watch it or everything you need to know including cast list, ending explanations and soundtrack after you finish watching you’re in the right place. 

Our job here at What’s on Netflix is to inform you of the very best of Netflix but we don’t advise you one way or another. That’s why we do these articles, to give you a complete and informed decision as to whether not you’ll enjoy this movie.


Before you watch

What’s the movie about?

It’s not quite your traditional romantic comedy but follows many of the same traits. Here’s how Netflix sells the movie: “New York assistants, Harper (Zoey Deutch) and Charlie (Glen Powell), are used to going above and beyond for their high-powered (and highly demanding) bosses, Kristen (Lucy Liu) and Rick (Taye Diggs). But now they’re teaming up for the biggest projects of their young careers – getting their bosses to fall in love! Only time will tell whether they strike out…or score a home run.”


Who is this movie for?

This movie is a female-driven romantic comedy meaning that you’ll probably want to get the girls together to watch this one.


Set It Up Review Scores

Set It Up Review Scores

Reviews for Set It Up seem to be initially very good. The main thing bringing down the Metacritic score is another terrible review from the LATimes. They really don’t seem to like Netflix Originals or movies for that matter.

IndieWire once again comes up on top with Kate Erbland stating that it’s a “throwback to some of the genre’s best films” and that it’s a “charming rom-com”. Entertainment Weekly states that the movie’s success lies with Zoey Deutch’s “magnetic performance”.


After You Watch Set It Up

Cast List for Set It Up

The big star for Set It Up is Lucy Liu who is really known for her roles in action oriented movies. The key breakout star for the movie is Zoey Deutch who takes centre stage in this production and no doubt will have a fruitful career in the years to come.

Actor/ActressPlaysAlso known for
Zoey DeutchHarperBefore I Fall, Flower, Why Him?
Lucy LiuKirstenKill Bill, Charlie’s Angels
Pete DavidsonDuncanSNL
Tituss BurgessCreepy TimUnbreakable Kimmy Schmitt
Glen PowellCharlieHidden Figures
Taye DiggsRickEmpire, Chicago
Meredith HagnerBeccaVeep, Hits

 


Set It Up Soundtrack

As expected, there’s quite a substantial list of songs featured in Set It Up. In true romantic comedy fashion, it features a real mix of music. We’ve got everything from swing jazz, pop music from today, dance music and old pop too.

  • Nowhere to Run – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  • Crystal Blue Persuasion – Tommy James
  • Whoomp! There It Is – The Westbound Gang
  • Brandy (You’re a Fine Girl) – Looking Glass
  • The Power of Love – Huey Lewis and The News
  • Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
  • City Heart – Lefti
  • Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits
  • Liz-Anne – Stan Getz
  • Love Enough – Bill Burgess
  • Cricket Time – The Hangabouts
  • Pretty Please – The Triplett Twins
  • I Only Want To Be With You – Dusty Springfield
  • How’s it Going to Be – Third Eye Blind
  • In A Big Country – Rogue Wave
  • Come Go With Me – Adam Bravin & Esthero
  • Oxygen – Tommy Trash & I.O featuring Daisy Guttridge
  • Prezervation – Stan Getz
  • Better Off Without – Armon Jay
  • Love in Ruins – Gryffin featuring Daisy Guttridge
  • In the Morning – CAPPA
  • US – Leslie Powell
  • Come and Go With Me – The Del-Vikings

Everything else you need to know

  • Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke was initially supposed to play the role of Harper but was later replaced.
  • The movie was first announced back in February 2016 but only began filming in June 2017.
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