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Man About Town (2006)

A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.

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Mike Binder

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Mike Binder
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Jack Giamoro
Rebecca Romijn ... Nina Giamoro
John Cleese ... Dr. Primkin
Sam Ball ... Jimmy Dooley (as Samuel Ball)
Mike Binder ... Morty
Erica Cerra ... Sela
Gina Gershon ... Arlene Kreiner
Adam Goldberg ... Phil Balow
Howard Hesseman ... Ben Giamoro
Bai Ling ... Barbi Ling
Jerry O'Connell ... David Lilly
Kal Penn ... Alan Fineberg
Amber Valletta ... Brynn Lilly
Damien Dante Wayans ... Lucky Reynolds
Laura Soltis ... Barbara Giamoro
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A top Hollywood talent agent finds his cushy existence threatened when he discovers that his wife is cheating on him and that his journal has been swiped by a reporter out to bring him down.

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Sometimes it's not about getting the deal. It's about getting a life. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language, some sexual content and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Media 8 Entertainment

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 June 2006 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Diario de un ejecutivo agresivo See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the part where Brynn Lilly is pretending to be Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, she is holding a cigarette. Each time the camera changes angles, the cigarette is long, then short, then long, several times. See more »

Quotes

Jack Giamoro: [after a bad dental job] I look like Tom Cruise's retarded cousin.
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Features The Munsters (1964) See more »

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Our Lips Are Sealed
Written by Terrence Edward Hall / Jane Wiedlin
Performed by Fredo Viola
Courtesy of Aviola Studio
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The First 40 Minutes...
13 May 2010 | by tarbosh22000See all my reviews

"Man About Town" is the biggest DTV movie of 2007. I can see why it deserved that fate.

The plot: Jack Giamoro (Affleck) is a smarmy talent agent who has a successful life and a beautiful wife (Romijn). He realizes that his wife is cheating on him with his top client (Adam Goldberg). This sets him off emotionally and he starts a journal and it contains all his dark secrets. Unfortunately, it gets stolen in a robbery and he needs it back desperately.

The first 40 minutes are excellent. Affleck and Romijn are great and they have some strong chemistry. Then it falls apart....fast. The journal class\robbery subplot just doesn't work. If they cut that out and focused on the infidelity it would have been a stronger movie. I think this went straight to video because of its wildly uneven tone. It's not really a comedy, it's more of a drama. The climax, while entertaining, is predictable and feels rushed. The supporting cast is good however, with John Cleese standing out as Jack's teacher.

Overall, "Man About Town" is worth seeing for the first 40 minutes. If you like Affleck, you might enjoy it. Take a look at the trailer! (Does contain spoilers!)


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