Director: Mike Young
Writer: Mike Young (Screenplay)
Starring: Sean Young, Michael Rapaport, John Stamos, Tike Sumpter, Diane Guerrero, Bryan Callen, Carly Brooke, Wass Stevens, Courtney Cooper
Plot: Two married friends employ a single playboy to help them get their mojo back to save their marriages.
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Story: My Man is a Loser starts with giving us the traditional talk for how big New York and how individual Mike (Stamos) is. He is a freewheeling bachelor who is always there for his friends. Paul (Callen) who is struggling with married life and is going through marriage therapy, we also meet Marty (Rapaport) who is still trying to be original while being stuck in a marriage where he getting put in his place. Mike tries to offer advice to all the men who are struggling with relationships and always seems to have the answers.
Marty and Paul are about to close the biggest deal of their career but a night in a strip club with Mike puts the deal and their marriages in jeopardy. Mike has to teach Marty and Paul how to be understanding with woman and learn how to listen to make their wives respect them again. Paul and Marty are trying to make their relationships work while Mike is starting to realize that needs to start taking his life more seriously.
My Man is a Loser is a film that I did enjoy but I did see a couple of big plot holes. I like the idea of struggling relationships that can be fixed if you can realize the mistakes and learn to adapt to the relationship rather than changing everything. I like the comparison between the married men struggling and the single man enjoying things but how by the end of the film we get to see the opposite to surface through both sides of the story. Onto the negative side of this story, firstly I can see why woman don’t enjoy this film because the wives especially get painted very badly because all we see from them is gossip and drinking, we don’t actually see if they work or help with the family monetary issues. We only get to see how the guys need to change rather seeing how things could be worked on together. While the film feels nice to enjoy it doesn’t seem to stick up for both sides in the relationships. (6/10)
Michael Rapaport: Marty is one of the partners in business who is struggling to keep his marriage together. After a night out with the guys he has to make up for his mistakes with the advice from Mike. Michael does a good job with his comedy in this role. (7/10)
John Stamos: Mike is the freewheeling bachelor who gives advice to all his friends while continuing to live his single life. He knows all the cheats to make a woman think they are listening and understanding. John plays the players very easily and looks like a natural. (7/10)
Bryan Callen: Paul is the partner of Marty in business and also has to make up for his mistakes but unlike Marty he struggles to take the advice and make it happen. Bryan does a good job in this role working well with the rest of the cast. (7/10)
Support Cast: My Man is a Loser has a supporting cast that includes the woman who get painted badly through the film and other friends that have got had the problems and haven’t managed to solve the problems.
Director Review: Mike Young – Mike does a good job directing this make the jokes run smoothly but really does seem to only want to tell a one sided story. (6/10)
Comedy: My Man is a Loser does have good laughs throughout but sometimes they come off bit too far over the line. (7/10)
Settings: My Man is a Loser doesn’t have any major settings but tries to make each scene look like a normal day in the life. (7/10)
Suggestion: My Man is a Loser is one to try, I feel guys will enjoy this more than girls because of how negative they are painted. (Try It)
Best Part: Strip club scene.
Worst Part: Woman are not painted very well at all.
Funniest Scene: Bar fight.
Believability: The problems the guys go through could be real ones but how things are dealt with might seem too one sided. (5/10)
Chances of Tears: No (0/10)
Chances of Sequel: No
Post Credits Scene: There is one.
Oscar Chances: No
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
Tagline: Sometimes it takes a player to help you score with your wife.
Overall: This is a solid comedy that can be enjoyed but doesn’t give a fair description of a relationship.