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A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man?

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Morgan Spurlock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Himself
Will Arnett ... Himself
Isaiah Mustafa ... Himself
Brett McKay Brett McKay ... Himself
Zach Galifianakis ... Himself
Adam Carolla ... Himself
John Waters ... Himself
Adam Garone Adam Garone ... Himself
Wilford Brimley ... Himself (archive footage)
Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Freddie Mercury ... Himself (archive footage)
Salvador Dalí ... Himself (archive footage)
Christopher Lee ... Fu Manchu (archive footage)
Charles Chaplin ... (archive footage)
Timothy Nordwind Timothy Nordwind ... Himself
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Storyline

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. Written by Anonymous

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Documentary

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and some crude material

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

24 November 2012 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Meskosc See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,395, 20 May 2012

Gross USA:

$36,280

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,280
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warrior Poets, Electus See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Michael Harr: [in interview] This professor said that barbershops are "third places."
Michael Harr: [in class] Next, uh, take out the razor.
Michael Harr: [in interview] You have your home, which is one; you have your work which is two; and, then a barbershop is a type of third place where every guy could go and talk amongst peers; and, uh, I think it's just good for mental health to have that, as a society.
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Not Spurlock's Best
27 March 2014 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

A documentary that explores the question: In the age of manscaping, metrosexuals, and grooming products galore - what does it mean to be a man? Morgan Spurlock is not putting on his best show here, and I think it might be because this film is drowning in celebrities (though this can possibly be explained by the producing of Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Ben Stiller -- the first two being great hosts).

I like that the idea of mustache = pedophile was brought up, though some people pull it off (such as John Waters). How something fashionable in the 1970s or 1980s could today (2014) be so wrong is amazing, and the transition in popular culture would be worth exploring.

I also really liked the scene with the wrestler shaving. I am not quite as hair as he is, but I can relate.

The staff of the The A.V. Club named it one of the worst movies of 2012, criticizing it as "absolutely insufferable, a shabby excuse for a documentary that sadistically stretches to feature length a premise that would barely support a two-minute short." This is going much too far, though I confess much of it came off as fluff without any real substance.


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