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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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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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Runtime:

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: White (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

My Day
Written by John Richard, Keith Townshend and Noel Chegal
Performed by Fuzz Townshend
Courtesy of Stin Ky Records
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Melodrama disguised as comedy
22 November 2005 | by noblemountainSee all my reviews

This movie was sub-par at all attempts at comedy,romance,and wit.Most of the movie is spent emphasizing the wounds we all suffer after a relationship is broken or lost.The leading woman was SO boring,she could hardly hold my attention or interest and she just came off as annoying.The best part of the film was Spencer's room-mates.They made me laugh a little,hardly enough to recommend this movie to my friends.The truth is,if this movie made more of an attempt to be a romance or comedy,not both,the characters would be more defined and we could see their point of view and understand why they have certain tendencies towards relationships.So if you want to kill an hour and thirty four minutes,but don't want to get caught up in a movie's plot,see "According To Spencer".

P.S. if your seeing this movie for Giovanni Ribisi,don't turn your head or you'll miss his MINUTE AND A HALF cameo!!


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