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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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Shane Edelman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Bradford ... Spencer
Mia Kirshner ... Melora
David Krumholtz ... Ezra
Adam Goldberg ... Feldy
Brad Rowe ... Craig
Marissa Ribisi ... Wendy
Precious Chong ... Lisa
Florence Stanley ... Grandma
Giovanni Ribisi ... Louis
Shane Edelman ... Jason
Meredith Morton Meredith Morton ... Rona
Sean Flynn ... Young Spencer (as Sean Flynn Amir)
Rosario Gru Rosario Gru ... Young Melora
Frank Kopyc ... Apartment Manager
Robert Kurcz Robert Kurcz ... Elder Landlord
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Admiring Melora See more »

Filming Locations:

Carson, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original title of this movie was "Garage Sale". See more »

Goofs

When they are making the film, Spencer is supposed to wearing a firefighter costume. He is actually wearing fishermen waders and not firefighter turnout pants. See more »

Quotes

Spencer: All the great people in history had passion and love. And that's what I want.
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Connections

References Three Colors: Red (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Unspinached Symphony
Written by Andy Spence
Performed by Organic Audio
Courtesy of Tummy Touch Records
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Just an old-fashioned love song? Not exactly!
21 February 2005 | by inkblot11See all my reviews

Spencer (Jesse Bradford) moves to Los Angeles to start anew. Unexpectly, he runs into (literally!) a car driven by a girl, Melora (Mia Kershner), from his home town who he has admired for years. Voila! She also works at the same advertising firm where Spencer has just signed on as a mail clerk. However, there are complications. To begin, Melora has an on again, off again relationship with a big ad man from the same company. Also, Spencer has a room in an old mansion owned by a gay male couple, who may need him to star in their film project. It is X-rated! Does Spencer have a chance with the lady of his dreams? For those who love old fashioned love stories, this one is a good one! The two stars are wonderfully attractive and funny and the bizarre stream of characters that inhabit the film hit the funny bone, too. The costumes are a bit dismal but the local scenery is very nice. However, a word of caution is advised. There is some racy dialogue pertaining to the gay couple and their pornographic film. While the number of minutes devoted to them is small, those who like good clean fun may be offended. Nonetheless, this film shoots an almost-straight arrow at the heart of those who cherish the timeless tale of love.


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