Wild chops, muttons, and handlebars are not just gamey cuts of meat or motorcycle accessories anymore. They are terms in a manscaping lexicon that celebrate hairy achievements in an age when guys seem to care more about trimming their chin curtains and waxing their backs than growing chest hair. With today's men getting just as many spa treatments as women, and with a slew of new products aiming to freshen and sculpt all manly parts, does all this newfound grooming influence the age-old question of what it means to be a man, or have dudes just finally succumbed to human hygiene?
Oscar nominee Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and executive producers Ben Silverman, Will Arnett, and Jason Bateman present a delightfully entertaining documentary exploring the current state of mandom in America and beyond. Traveling to traditional barbershops and trend-savvy salons across the country and attending an international beard contest in Austria, Spurlock shows us the art of being a man is taken to new hilarious levels. Complete with candid interviews from Arnett, Bateman, Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis, and lots of everyday people, Spurlock sets out to uncover the true secrets of being "mansome."
Length: 84 minutes
Director: Morgan Spurlock
Screenwriter: Jeremy Chilnick, Morgan Spurlock
Producer: Jeremy Chilnick, Meri Haitkin, Morgan Spurlock, Michael Rushton
Editor: Thomas M. Vogt
Associate Producer: Shannon Gibson
Executive Producer: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Ben Silverman
Composer: Jingle Punks
Production Manager: Sebastian Weinberg
Primary Cast: Morgan Spurlock, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Paul Rudd, Jason Bateman, Judd Apatow
Morgan Spurlock became a household name after the runaway success of 2004's Super Size Me, which won best doc director at Sundance and was nominated for an Oscar. His credits include Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden?, The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, a segment of Freakonomics (TFF 2010), and the FX series 30 Days.