Man About Town (2006)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 8
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Release Date: Feb 7, 2006 Wide
Average Rating: 2.8/5
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An unscrupulous Hollywood agent seeks to balance the success of his professional status with the abysmal reality of his personal life in director Mike Binder's existential comedy drama. When it comes to playing the Hollywood game, no one does it better than Jack Giamoro (Ben Affleck). Yet despite having a high-powered job, money to spare, and a beautiful wife, Jack slowly begins to suspect that something is missing from his glitz and glamour life. After enrolling in a journal-writing class in
Feb 7, 2006 Wide
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Man About Town is frustratingly manic in its tone... the unevenness wears too thin too quickly.
Binder's made some really fine movies and some curiously weak ones; my opinion is that this one falls firmly in the latter group.
How dense is Binder? He uses an acoustic version of Our Lips Are Sealed to underscore a tender moment Jack recalls from his childhood. Because nothing says 1976 quite like an iconic song from 1981.
has enough of a sense of humor to overcome the Affleck-induced malaise that you might otherwise be expecting
...Binder's reliance on increasingly melodramatic elements effectively negates the film's few positive attributes...
O desfecho, em sua ânsia de amarrar a narrativa com uma mensagenzinha engrandecedora, soa falso e não faz jus ao restante do filme, que utiliza muito bem o humor para desenvolver personagens quase sempre interessantes.
Affleck's best performance since Good Will Hunting
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