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Plot Summary

In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining doc featuring candid interviews from Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and everyday people weighing in on everything from the obsession with facial hair to body dysmorphic disorder. A FilmBuff presentation.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 36
  • Fresh: 9
  • Rotten: 27
  • Average Rating: 4.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: It feels like a bunch of television segments slapped together, with sparing use of Mr. Spurlock himself. – Nicolas Rapold, New York Times, May 17, 2012

Rotten: Mansome's crowning achievement is its title. – Claudia Puig, USA Today, May 17, 2012

Rotten: There's no real center to the film's potentially insightful topic, with Spurlock never zeroing in on a cohesive message. – Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times, May 18, 2012

Rotten: While making a priority of squeezing in every usable bit of celebrity face-time, Mansome passes by potentially interesting digressions without more than a wayward glance. – Nick Pinkerton, Village Voice, May 15, 2012

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Customer Reviews

Just ok

I found it to be mostly boring. I knew everything they were saying. But maybe I'm just a genius. You decide.

Despite the Hate…Still Like It

I realize that this isn't really a funny film. Definitely not as humorous as it promises to be, but I just love how the film feels like a conversation that's happening on blogs…now in documentary form. The most compelling part of the doc comes from the interviews with the everyday people and celebrities. I could have done without Will Arnett and Jason Bateman's spa day. I also could have done without Jack Passion the beard grower. He's lame and annoying. And Morgan Spurlock in the doc…eh. Not necessary, but I did find it humorous that he made his kid cry in it. Anyway, overall if you are in it to get into the conversation about male grooming…know that's what this really is…not humorous. Not particularly great…but fun nonetheless.

what a lazy, lame film

I liked the trailer and thought the film would be fun as the topic has tons of potential. Boy, was I wrong. Morgan Spurlock became one lazy, dull filmmaker. The only saving grace of this documentary are Will Arnett and Jason Bateman. Spurlock lingers on his topics way too long, And the sequence, where he made a huge deal out of shaving off his beard is painful in its narcissism. The film is lazily slapped together and could have been so much more. Shame on you, Mr Spurlock. F

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