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Spooner (2009)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  18 January 2009 (USA)
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Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.

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Herman Spooner
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Rose Conlin
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Stan Manfretti
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Dennis Spooner
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Alice Spooner
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Linda
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George
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Carl
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Juan
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Lily Conlin
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Jack
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Asian Corporate
Rob Neason ...
Steve Mhyre
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Joanne Conlin
Katie MacNichol ...
Middle-aged couple
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Herman Spooner still lives with his parents in Monrovia on the eve of his 30th birthday; He sells used cars (badly), fantasizes about his own apartment, is socially isolated, and tries to talk a good game. When he helps Rose, a young woman with car trouble who's driving home to Oceanside before flying to a teaching job in the Philippines, he's smitten. He inflates his resume, gets her a tow to the car lot, puts her at the head of the queue for repairs, and recommends a local hotel for her overnight stay. He visits her there that night and later contrives to get her to stay. Is there any hope for Spooner in this relationship, or is it another case of his letting fantasy take over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for brief language and sexual content
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Endearing Characters
7 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I stumbled on to this and enjoyed it. Good story, fun romance, quirky characters, and awkward humor. The Characters are endearing. You can't not like "Spooner" or "Rose". Spooner is someone you worry about but root for. Matthew Lillard and Nora Zehetner had some really intriguing scenes together. At times it had the awkward humor of "The Office", which we liked. It also had some good Southern California references and locales (Monrovia, Oceanside, etc.) Overall it had the feel the pacing of "Bottlerocket" (by Wes Anderson with Owen Wilson) especially the whole "Manfretti Motors" angle. We were pleasantly surprised and would recommend it to those who like indie style movies with quirky characters and settings. Good movie.


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