Mansome (2012)

Mansome is the latest documentary from Morgan Spurlock, who is known for his light-hearted way of making documentaries. They are usually more entertaining than informative and if you know this going in they can be very entertaining. This documentary is all about male grooming. What makes a man a man?

The documentary consists of various subjects, including the mustache (and Spurlock shaving it off resulting in a funny reaction by his son), a man who competes in beard competition (which according to him is a sport), a guy who considers himself a metrosexual and is never happy with how he looks and even a business selling a product called Fresh Balls which seems to live up to its name. All these segments are followed by Will Arnett and Jason Bateman visiting a spa and talking about what it means to be a man. Personally I didn’t enjoy the two talking and thought it didn’t add much to the documentary.

When I finished watching this I didn’t have the feeling I learned much, but it was fun watching it. Some interviews are hilarious (especially the one with Zach Galifianakis) and the various people who are followed are interesting to watch.

Score: 7


18 thoughts on “Mansome (2012)

  1. I quite like Spurlock as a filmmaker, and have been keen to check this out. I don’t know about elsewhere, but here in Australia his films have sort of fallen off the radar recently. This one did not get a cinematic release as far as I know, and I haven’t spotted it on DVD as yet either.

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