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According to Spencer (2001)

A young man moves to Los Angeles to make something of himself -- but finds that such a task might take a little more work than he thought -- in this hilarious romantic comedy.

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A young man moves to Los Angeles to make something of himself -- but finds that such a task might take a little more work than he thought -- in this hilarious romantic comedy.

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According to Spencer, She's the one... Everyone else thinks so too!

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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2 November 2001 (USA)  »

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Admiring Melora  »

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Trivia

Adam Goldberg and Marissa Ribisi previously appeared in Dazed & Confused together. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where they are making the film Spencer is supposed to wearing a firefighter costume. He is actually wearing fishermen waiters and not firefighter turnout pants. See more »

Quotes

Melora: [to Craig] I thought I could settle for 70% of a really great guy, but for 70% of half a man? Forget it.
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References Three Colors: Red (1994) See more »

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written and Performed by Elvin Bishop
Courtesy of Mercury Records
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Lame, lame
1 July 2004 | by (LA CA) – See all my reviews

The stale premise - an innocent youth comes to the big city and against all odds wins the career and girl of his dreams - is not made fresher by such devices as a deceased grandma who keeps showing up to offer sage advice. (The only point of marginal interest is the script's limp switcheroo on "The Apartment": Here, it's the junior executive (Kirshner) who's involved with the boss, while the torch-carrying schnook is working class.) In "King of the Hill" Jesse Bradford had enough charisma to carry a film, a quality that appears to have receded as puberty set in. Or maybe he just gets poor career advice. Certainly he is ill served by drek like "SwimFan," "Speedway Junky," and this one. . .

In a subplot tied with the thinnest of threads to the main story, Spencer's roommates (David Krumholtz and Adam Goldberg) are holed up in a mansion they evidently and unaccountably own, attempting to make an amateur porn film. Watching their mirthless antics I was reminded of the efforts of supporting players Abbott and Costello to shine as a team in "One Night in the Tropics," except neither Krumholtz nor Goldberg would qualify as "the funny one." Even the title is off - Spencer is a clueless naif who never expresses any view of life that would qualify as "according to." The picture seems intended as a lighthearted romp among friends, but the results are just heavy, predictable, and dull.


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