Morgan Spurlock often makes himself the center of his own films, and that’s certainly how he begins Mansome
, his humorous exploration of modern masculinity. The idea for the documentary took hold when he agreed to shave off his trademark facial hair for charity, and the picture opens with this personally momentous shearing. However, he quickly aims his camera at other people, who mostly turn out to be a joy to spend time with.
Among his subjects are actors Jason Bateman and Will Arnett, both of whom are producers of the film. We see them throughout the movie enjoying a day of high-grade pampering, and all the while they banter and quip about manliness. ...