Director: Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd

Cast: Morgan Spurlock, Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Paul Rudd

Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock examines the subject of male grooming in the age of the metrosexual. Conversations with a diverse array of participants including Will Arnett, Jason Bateman (both of whom also serve as executive producers), Paul Rudd


Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock examines the subject of male grooming in the age of the metrosexual. Conversations with a diverse array of participants including Will Arnett, Jason Bateman (both of whom also serve as executive producers), Paul Rudd, John Waters, Zach Galifianakis, Judd Apatow, members of ZZ Top and Anthrax, and a variety of fashion experts and sociologists offer colorful insight into the various ways men go about making themselves look presentable.

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All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Morgan Spurlock often makes himself the center of his own films, and that's certainly how he begins Mansome, his humorous exploration of modern masculinity. The idea for the documentary took hold when he agreed to shave off his trademark facial hair for charity, and the picture opens with this personally momentous shearing. However, he quickly aims his camera at other people, who mostly turn out to be a joy to spend time with. Among his subjects are actors Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, both of whom are producers of the film. We see them throughout the movie enjoying a day of high-grade pampering, and all the while they banter and quip about manliness. These seemingly unscripted exchanges don't give Mansome much depth, but they consistently provide the funniest moments in the entire film. Spurlock also profiles Jack Passion, a champion beardsman who competes in beard competitions around the globe. At first it's easy to laugh at him for this eccentricity, as well as the shockingly full and long chin hair he sports, but Spurlock spends enough time with him that it's hard not to end up with some grudging respect for his dedication to this quirky enterprise. Among the many questions asked by the movie is if men's grooming has simply gotten out of control. This possibility is symbolized by Brook Frank, an entrepreneur trying to market his invention Fresh Balls, which is designed to help cure "batwings" (if you don't know what this means, don't worry, the documentary will explain it to you). Celebrities who have turned facial hair into part of their personas also lend their two cents, which allows Zach Galifianakis to bring some much-appreciated absurdity to the whole project. Paul Rudd and Judd Apatow chime in, as does noted guy-centric comic Adam Carolla. In addition, Spurlock visits a traditional barbershop and learns from the owner how his business is a haven for old-fashioned male bonding, and he interviews an expert toupee maker who humorously explains why so few men look good with shaved heads. None of this adds up to very much; the film doesn't have anything substantive to say about what defines manhood and masculinity in the 21st century, but it is a charmingly enjoyable tour through the follicle fashions of modern men.

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Morgan Spurlock Participant
Will Arnett Participant
Jason Bateman Participant
Paul Rudd Participant
Zach Galifianakis Participant
Adam Carolla Participant
John Waters Participant
Adam Baker Participant
Adam Garone Participant
Allan Peterkin Participant
Brett McKay Participant
Brook Frank Participant
Carmine Pisacreta Participant
Donnie Hawley Participant
Dusty Hill Participant
Billy Gibbons Participant
Helen Fisher Participant
Isaiah Mustafa Participant
Jack Passion Participant
Kamal Neru Participant
Kate White Participant
Martial Vivot Participant
Michael Haar Participant
Michael Kimmel Participant
Ricky King Participant
Scott Ian Participant
Shawn Daivari Participant
Stefan Campbell Participant

Technical Credits
Morgan Spurlock Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Will Arnett Executive Producer
Jason Bateman Executive Producer
Michelle Blumenschine Production Manager
Drew Buckley Executive Producer
Laura Caraccioli Executive Producer
Jeremy Chilnick Producer,Screenwriter
Paul Dokuchitz Cinematographer
Shannon Gibson Associate Producer
Matt Goodman Cinematographer
Meri Haitkin Producer
Nathan Love Animator
Jingle Punks Score Composer
Michael Rushton Co-producer
Ben Silverman Executive Producer
Tom Vogt Editor
Sebastian Weinberg Production Manager

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Mansome
1. Opening Credits [6:39]
2. Sense of Authority [8:25]
3. Prefer the Beard [6:55]
4. World Conquest [7:04]
5. Know Your Dates [7:41]
6. Wash Your Hands [7:33]
7. Crowd Reaction [6:31]
8. Around Men [5:40]
9. Just Temporary [5:27]
10. Great Memories [8:09]
11. Constant Evolution [9:02]
12. Ending Credits [3:19]


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