When I first heard about Mansome, the new documentary from Morgan Spurlock – the creator of Super Size Me and The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, etc. - I admit I was skeptical. People like Judd Apatow and others featured in the movie have historically not portrayed men in the greatest light. My qualms with Hollywood’s stereotyping of men being well documented, I pinned this as another journey down the aren’t-men-so-incompetent-they’re-funny rabbit hole.
After seeing the trailer (above), I’m not so sure. Yes, funny people are involved. In fact some of my favorites, Will Arnett and Jason Bateman, produced the movie. But at first glance it seems like they might have done a good job toeing the line of satire, while making an important point about the ridiculous mores of the American male. If that’s the case, then this might actually be a movie worth seeing.
Guess we’ll see. The movie is expected in theaters this May.