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Man About Town (2006)

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Release Date: Feb 7, 2006 Wide

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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

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Mike Binder

Feb 13, 2007

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Man About Town is frustratingly manic in its tone... the unevenness wears too thin too quickly.

April 2, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
eFilmCritic.com

Binder's made some really fine movies and some curiously weak ones; my opinion is that this one falls firmly in the latter group.

March 1, 2007 Full Review Source: DVD Clinic
DVD Clinic

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.

February 14, 2007 Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com
DVDTalk.com

has enough of a sense of humor to overcome the Affleck-induced malaise that you might otherwise be expecting

February 13, 2007 Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com
Filmcritic.com

...Binder's reliance on increasingly melodramatic elements effectively negates the film's few positive attributes...

February 11, 2007 Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews
Reel Film Reviews

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.

December 19, 2006
Cinema em Cena

Affleck's best performance since Good Will Hunting

September 3, 2006
Moviehole

Like writer director Mike Binder's previous film, The Upside of Anger, there is bite in this comedy as it looks at relationships, inner-demons and resolutions.

August 25, 2006 Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile
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Audience Reviews for Man About Town

Rather inert both comedically and dramatically. Affleck tries.
March 8, 2007
wbgoose13

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One of the best performances in recent memory from Ben Affleck. The movie is all over the place as far as the plot goes, just a lot of stuff going on in this movie. But, it meshes fairly well and in the end. Man About Town is worthy of your precious time.
February 26, 2012
Jason Reneau

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It is ok to check it if there is nothing else to watch but it is a movie that I would not recomment. It has some positive dialogues and some funny situation.
October 2, 2009
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John Me

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Good film, great writing and acting.
August 26, 2007
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