Mansome

2012 PG-13 1h 22m DVD

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Mansome

2012 PG-13 1h 22m DVD
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This raucous but thoughtful documentary examines what defines masculinity in our modern culture of male grooming products and suave celebrities.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.78:1
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Morgan Spurlock
  • Will Arnett
  • Jason Bateman
  • Paul Rudd
  • Zach Galifianakis
  • Adam Carolla
  • John Waters
  • Judd Apatow
  • Scott Ian
  • Isaiah Mustafa
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Mansome, a documentary by Morgan Spurlock, examines the male urge to primp and groom and how that impacts a guy's "manliness." The movie is more of a comedy than an actual exploration of anything; some experts are interviewed, but many of the other subjects are comedians or people who groom themselves regularly. There's very little nudity, but there is a sexual subtext to the "grooming" theme; men who groom may simply be trying to attract mates and procreate. Some of the strongest words are bleeped out, but "f--k" and "s--t" are both heard, as are references to various body parts. Mansome is somewhat funny, but ultimately it feels fairly lightweight.

Sexual Content

A great deal of innuendo, as related to the concept of physical appearance. Males groom themselves, Mansome says, so that they can attract a mate and procreate. Several references to the notion of "attracting" mates for the purpose of sex, as well as references to porn. But there's very little actual nudity aside from a male wrestler's partially exposed buttocks.

Violence

Not applicable

Language

Some of the language is bleeped out, but it's fairly obvious what's being said. And other uses of words like "f--k," "s--t," "a--hole," "ass," "douchebag," "pubes," "balls," "anal," "scrotum," and "gonads," aren't bleeped at all.

Social Behavior

In some ways Mansome urges male viewers to simply "be themselves," and reassures them that if they do so, people will appreciate them. The movie seems to make fun of the people who spend a great deal of time grooming themselves but implies that a little grooming is OK.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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