How to be a Man (2013) Now on Instant

HowtoBeAManCrass, sophomoric, amateurish and poorly acted, but I can’t get it out of my head and in the best possible way. Cofounder of Vice Magazine and part-time actor,  Gavin McInnes, stars in this hit and miss comedy about a man with terminal cancer who sets out to make a documentary about the rules of life as a man for his unborn child. This premise should sound familiar and Michael Keaton’s My Life is referenced. Make no mistake, this take is far removed from that 1993 dramatic downer. A series of often times mistimed and forced hijinx ensue once he finds a film school drop out half his age to shoot his project. When the laughs do come, they come hard and by the end it’s almost touching. If you can make it through all the scat humor that litters the first two acts, (I barely did) the third should be worth your while.

Could/Should Watch (It’s on instant so what the hell.) 

3.5 0f 5

Anderson 04/2014

Rating Key

Must Watch = 5 0f 5 (See it in the theater if possible/buy it or pay for rental)

Should Watch = 4 of 5 (Worth a theater visit or sending away for)

Could Watch = 3 of 5 (If it’s on a pay channel or streaming for free)

Should Not Watch = 2 of 5 (Only if friends or family insist)

Do Not Watch = 1 of 5 (Don’t allow friends or family to make this mistake)

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