I don’t know why documentaries always have to be so serious. Thank god for Morgan Spurlock. The man who brought us Super Size Me and Freakonomics is back with perhaps his funniest path to discovery yet. Mansome is exactly what it sounds like—an education course in male pampering and grooming.
Anchored by Arrested Development’s Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, Spurlock takes us through the different facets of prettying up in the new century. From waxing to moustaches, we get differing perspectives of male hair from today’s leading experts and celebrities such as Paul Rudd, Zach Galifianakis.
Trust me, it’s leaps and bounds funnier than I have just explained it. Probably the funniest section of the film revolved around beards—that’s beard trimming, or beard competition; we meet a suburbian man who makes a living totting around the longest, softest red beard on the planet. For a guy who initially sounds like a loser with little personality, surprisingly turns out to quite the worldwide phenomenon, a rock star with little personality.
I guess this is the great dynamic benefit of being a man. I can’t even grow a beard and I’m over thirty. Go figure.