Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Movie review: Man About Town

Man About Town Poster 
Hollywood agent Jack seems to have it all until he finds out his wife is cheating on him with a client. To make matters worse, a journalist determined to ruin his life has stolen his private journal.

Ben Affleck (Jack), Rebecca Romijn (Nina), John Cleese (Dr. Primkin), Sam Ball (Dooley), Mike Binder (Morty), Erica Cerra (Sela), Gina Gershon (Arlene), Adam Goldberg (Phil), Bai Ling (Barbi), Jerry O'Connell (David), Kal Penn (Alan).

Man About Town follows along as Hollywood agent Jack struggles through his life falling apart. Adding insult to injury after learning his wife is cheating on him with a client, a reporter determined to ruin his life steals his personal journal. From there the film is a roller-coaster ride of drama and comedy, including bad dental work. With some dark comedy and light drama the story moves along fairly well, ending Happily Ever After as we would expect.

Acting was decent with Affleck delivering his usual. Romijn worked well with Affleck, though their chemistry felt a bit off. Gershon was enjoyable as always, while Goldberg was annoying as always. Ling was fun and fit her role well, as did Penn. The remainder of the cast was solid.

Camera work, sets, and backgrounds were fairly generic and bland, though Jack's house was nice. Dialogue was nice with some good laughs, and requisite drama. Sound and soundtrack were okay.

Overall Man About Town is a solid film and fun story with good technical work. Despite that, the film never really develops much energy and ends up feeling perpetually contrived. Those who enjoy darker comedies or chaotic drama should enjoy Man About Town.

With some mild sexuality, foul language, and a bit of violence, this should be fine for older teens and above.

Released: 2006
Reviewed: 4.1.17
Star rating: 3 out of 5
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Dark Comedy, Romantic Comedy

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