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Trailer and clip for Morgan Spurlock doc Mansome with Jason Bateman and Will Arnett

04.23.2012
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Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock has chosen some interesting topics for his films, such as fast food, product placement, and comic con.  Now, he's back at it again, this time covering the growing epidemic known as "manscaping" in MANSOME.  Along with executive producers and on-camera narrators Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, Spurlock attempts to understand how men's grooming habits have changed throughout the years and what influences them now to start trimming up their "area" or using a cavalcade of product. 

Aside from Bateman and Arnett, the doc features a number of guest stars including: Adam Carolla, Zack Galifianakis, Judd Apatow, Paul Rudd, and Spurlock himself.

Break out your razor:

Here's the official synopsis:

From America's greatest beardsman, to Morgan Spurlock's own mustache, Executive Producers Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Ben Silverman bring us a hilarious look at men's identity in the 21st century. Models, actors, experts and comedians weigh in on what it is to be a man in a world where the definition of masculinity has become as diverse as a hipster's facial hair in Williamsburg. The hilarious follicles of men's idiosyncratic grooming habits are thoroughly combed over as men finally take a long hard look in the mirror.

Lastly, here's a clip of Bateman and Arnett having a shave together and discussing the process, which is fun in an Arrested Development kind of way. 

I'm not a huge fan of Spurlocks per se, as I thought SUPERSIZE ME was an ill-informed, agenda-filled documentary, but I'm looking forward to seeing COMIC CON EPISODE IV: A FAN'S HOPE.  MANSOME looks goofy in a who-gives-a-shit kind of way, but I'd still watch it if not for the cast alone. 

MANSOME begins rolling out in limited release starting May 18, 2012.

Extra Tidbit: What redundant topic should Spurlock tackle next? The dangerous sport of tractor racing in the South? The lives of anime figure collectors? Garbage Men: They're just like you and me...only dirtier.

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9:50AM on 04/24/2012
Mansome addresses an essential topic for American males. Currently, emasculation is one of corporate America's primary goals. If we do not emasculate, if we do not otherwise alter our natural bodies, we are supposedly ugly, unhealthy/unfit, gross/unsanitary, and behind-the-times. Thus, health and beauty companies attempt selling us unnecessary moisturizer, pedicures, medications, weightloss products, hair removal products (including for private parts), etc. Corporate America wants men to buy as
Mansome addresses an essential topic for American males. Currently, emasculation is one of corporate America's primary goals. If we do not emasculate, if we do not otherwise alter our natural bodies, we are supposedly ugly, unhealthy/unfit, gross/unsanitary, and behind-the-times. Thus, health and beauty companies attempt selling us unnecessary moisturizer, pedicures, medications, weightloss products, hair removal products (including for private parts), etc. Corporate America wants men to buy as much beauty product as women do. And, women buy and wear far too much beauty product as is too.
The topic's discussion is an essential one. Businesses are making far too many Americans feel unfit, unnatural, and unhealthy. However, Spurlock might not be the best person to document and comment upon Mansome's topic. Sometimes, he produces a shallow overview such as Supersize Me or The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. Othertimes, he contributes great commentary such as he did for 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die. Or, he masterfully allows interview subjects to just speak for themselves such as he did for Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (in which good ol' Morgan wisely stays off-screen; he just films).
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3:28PM on 04/23/2012
I like Spurlock. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold was a very entertaining doc, and I'm sure the Comic Con one will be even better.
I like Spurlock. The Greatest Movie Ever Sold was a very entertaining doc, and I'm sure the Comic Con one will be even better.
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2:03PM on 04/23/2012
Lol okay. Supersize Me was ill-informed and had an agenda... because fast food.... is bad for you....? Cuz that's all that doc was saying.

Anyway, this looks fun. Funny subject and funny actors. Funny.
Lol okay. Supersize Me was ill-informed and had an agenda... because fast food.... is bad for you....? Cuz that's all that doc was saying.

Anyway, this looks fun. Funny subject and funny actors. Funny.
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12:25PM on 04/23/2012

Wow

I think somebody has an agenda against Morgan Spurlock.
I think somebody has an agenda against Morgan Spurlock.
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1:54PM on 04/23/2012
Or maybe an agenda FOR McDonalds!
Or maybe an agenda FOR McDonalds!
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