Man About Town (2006 film)

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Man About Town
Man about town ver3.jpg
Promotional movie poster for the film
Directed by Mike Binder
Produced by Jack Binder
Derek F.C. Elliott
Ogden Gavanski
Written by Mike Binder
Starring Ben Affleck
Rebecca Romijn
John Cleese
Bai Ling
Jerry O'Connell
Music by Larry Groupé
Cinematography Russ T. Alsobrook
Edited by Roger Nygard
Distributed by Lionsgate
Release date
  • February 7, 2006 (2006-02-07) (Santa Barbara Film Festival)
  • February 13, 2007 (2007-02-13) (United States)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Man About Town is a 2006 comedy-drama film produced by Sunlight Productions and independently presented by Media 8 Entertainment. It was written and directed by Mike Binder and stars Ben Affleck, Rebecca Romijn, John Cleese, Bai Ling, and Jerry O'Connell in the Los Angeles area where the film was set.

In the United States, it was released direct-to-DVD on February 13, 2007; however, from Israel to Spain, the film was theatrically released in many countries around the world.


Top Hollywood talent agent, Jack Giamoro (Ben Affleck), seems to have it all: a successful career, a lot of money, a nice car, a beautiful wife, etc. However, while pursuing success, he somehow lost himself and neglected his marriage. He decides to take a journal writing class to do some self-searching. Jack's seemingly perfect world starts to unravel when he learns that his wife, Nina (Rebecca Romijn), is cheating on him with his most important client. Things get worse when Barbi (Bai Ling), an ambitious journalist, steals Jack's journal, which contains secrets that could ruin him personally and professionally. Jack is forced to fight for everything he has worked so hard to achieve and in doing so, he attains the self-insight he was looking for. Ironically, by realizing that there is more to life than work, he begins to focus on what's most important in his life.


Actor Role
Ben Affleck Jack Giamoro
Rebecca Romijn Nina Giamoro
John Cleese Dr. Primkin
Mike Binder Morty
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 Wayans Lucky Reynolds


  1. "Basic Instinct" – written by Jerry Goldsmith
  2. "Cucurrucucu Paloma" – written by Tomás Méndez
  3. "I Got It" – written by John Krautner and Robert Harlow; performed by The Go
  4. "Our Lips Are Sealed" – written by Terrence Edward Hall and Jane Wiedlin; performed by Fredo Viola
  5. "Red States" – written and performed by Fredo Viola
  6. "The Sad Song" – written and performed by Fredo Viola

DVD extras[edit]

DVD bonus features include "Visual Journaling", "Talk to My Agent", deleted scenes, bloopers, 16×9 widescreen version, 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital audio, English and Spanish subtitles, and English closed captions.

Lionsgate Entertainment distributed the DVD in the U.S.A.

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