Mansome Trailer Asks Will Arnett And Jason Bateman What Makes A Man

By Kristy Puchko 2012-04-20 15:36:44discussion comments
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There's been a lot of talk over the years—much of it unfounded—that masculinity is under attack. With modern men engaging in "manscaping" and increasingly involved grooming rituals there's been a shift in the paradigm of what's socially acceptable for men when it comes to fashion. But where do we draw the line? This is the hairy issue at the center of Morgan Spurlock's latest doc Mansome. That's right, the man with the handlebar mustache who has stuffed himself with McDonald's food and sold his body—well ad space on it—all for your infotainment is back with an exploration of what it means to be a man in an age where manicures, eyebrow threading, and pubic haircuts is no longer women's only territory.

But as Spurlock is not the most fashionable of men, he's smartly enlisted some help to tackle this topic. Arrested Development fans are sure to delight in his choice of two of the brothers Bluth. That's right, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman not only executive produce this manly documentary, but also make themselves part of its subject, exploring spa treatments as they discuss what makes a man. Other eye-catching interviewees include Adam Carolla, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, and that dapper gent from the Old Spice ads, Isaiah Mustafa.

Check some of their antics in the first trailer, courtesy of EW, which you can watch by clicking the image below:


I'm not quite convinced the meaning of mustaches will yield much worthwhile discussion, but I can't deny this trailer is entertaining. Bateman and Arnett appear to be on their own version of Michael Winterbottom's The Trip with their bittersweet bro-time peppered with barbs and competition. Plus seeing the two share a tub satisfies a strange fantasy I never realized I had until now. Ultimately, Mansome looks superficial, but fun.

Mansome makes its world premiere tomorrow night at the Tribeca Film Festival.
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