What a Man

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  • Summary: Alex is a thoroughly amiable and domesticated schoolteacher living with his girlfriend Carolin. But when Carolin falls for their hunky upstairs neighbor Jens, she throws Alex out of their apartment. Heartbroken, Alex seeks solace and refuge with Nele, his lifelong best female friend whoAlex is a thoroughly amiable and domesticated schoolteacher living with his girlfriend Carolin. But when Carolin falls for their hunky upstairs neighbor Jens, she throws Alex out of their apartment. Heartbroken, Alex seeks solace and refuge with Nele, his lifelong best female friend who doesn't know the first thing about relationships. While Alex muses in Nele's messy apartment, thinking of his failed relationship, his buddy Okke takes him under his wing to teach him how to be a "real man." Alex’s journey into the realm of so-called manly behavior fails miserably, and he starts to realize that maybe it's not a question of how to change himself but, instead, how to find a woman who loves him just the way he is. [Fox International] Collapse
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Reviewed by: Andy Webster
    Nov 30, 2012
    60
    It may hit all-too-familiar notes, but its sureness of tone makes Mr. Schweighöfer a talent to watch.
  2. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Nov 29, 2012
    50
    While the idea of a German romantic comedy may seem like an oxymoron, What a Man proves an amiable diversion that at least has the distinction of not starring Katherine Heigl or Kate Hudson.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Dec 2, 2012
    50
    The leads jell well but the film overcompensates to justify their union, surrounding them with broadly drawn secondary characters presented in an uncertain, inconsistent comic tone.
  4. Reviewed by: Michael Nordine
    Nov 27, 2012
    40
    Mostly harmless but also irksome in its bland simplicity, the film follows your average too-nice-for-his-own-good everyman who sets about proving his masculinity after being cheated on by his caricature of a girlfriend.
  5. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Nov 29, 2012
    38
    The plot is predictable, as complications line up like jets awaiting takeoff. Even the camera work is predictable: The attractive-girl's-scary-boyfriend-suddenly-pops-up shot; the morning-after, face-in-the-pillow shot.
  6. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Nov 30, 2012
    30
    With its stock characters and low-expectation high jinks, the German import What a Man could have been fabricated on the Hollywood rom-com assembly line.
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