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Mancation (2012)

R | | Comedy | 9 October 2012 (USA)
After his plans come crashing down around him, Vince and his friends head to Atlantic City for the wildest and most spontaneous weekend of their lives.

Director:

Frank Vain

Writers:

Alexander Grant, Frank Vain (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joey Fatone ... Brady
Matt Kawczynski ... Vince
Danica McKellar ... Rebecca
Mike Starr ... Mr. Vanderplatt
Jake Matthews Jake Matthews ... Adam
Stephen Medvidick ... Leo
Derek Lindeman Derek Lindeman ... Igor
Brian Hagan Brian Hagan ... Boots
Sarah Vandella ... Cyndi (as Sara Sloane)
Breanne Benson ... Alyssa
Kenny Chin ... Mr. Yakitori
Sammy Chang Sammy Chang ... Yakitori Businessman
Howard Pang Howard Pang ... Yakitori Businessman
Gina Lynn ... Sienna
Sean Simms ... Money Train
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Storyline

Vince has carefully planned out every aspect of his seemingly successful life until his plans come crashing down around him just one day after his wedding, leaving his three under-qualified friends to pick up the pieces. As they head to Atlantic City for the wildest and most spontaneous weekend of their lives they'll be sure that this Mancation will be one that will never be forgotten! Written by Elizabeth Obermeier, Marketing Manager

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Taglines:

Not All Vacations Are Created Equal

Genres:

Comedy

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Rated R for strong crude and sexual content including dialogue, nudity and pervasive language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Hangover See more »

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Budget:

$300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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In between the few jokes I wasn't laughing...
18 August 2013 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"Mancation" was actually anything but funny, and I can say that I honestly didn't laugh a single time throughout the entire movie.

I should be said that director Frank Vain is trying to put together a comedy here, but it just failed miserably. The jokes were far between and when they were there, the punchlines were off and the comedy just wasn't there.

The story in "Mancation" is about Vince (played by Matt Kawczynski) who just have gotten married to the boss's daughter. Upon their wedding day he comes home and finds her in bed with the bridesmaid; it turns out that she is a lesbian, and has been so all throughout their relationship. Together with his brother Leo (played by Stephen Medvidick) and his two friends Brady (played by Joey Fatone) and Adam (played by Jake Matthews), Vince travels to Atlantic City to meet up with his high school sweetheart.

Right, storywise, then "Mancation" did have potential, just a shame that the storyline wasn't fully brought to justice given the bad jokes and lack of comedy throughout the entire movie. It should be said that the people cast for the various roles were actually doing good enough jobs, it was just the script that was working against them.

The only memorable scene in the entire movie is the controversy stand-off between Adam and Igor (played by Derek Lindeman). It wasn't actually funny, but it was so bizarre and disturbing that it stood out in an otherwise stale and irrelevant movie.

If you are looking for comedy, then your money would be better spent on something else. There really isn't much to come here for, truth be told.


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