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Spiral (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 27 January 2007 (USA)
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A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life.... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annie Neal ... Diana - The Waitress
Joel David Moore ... Mason
Zachary Levi ... Berkeley
Lori Yohe Lori Yohe ... Valerie
Amber Tamblyn ... Amber
Ryan Chase Ryan Chase ... Chad
Nick Sowell ... Record Shop Employee
David Muller ... Will
Rose Weiker Rose Weiker ... Street Musician
Patrick Semmes Patrick Semmes ... Ticket Taker
Jenson Segui Jenson Segui ... Boy in Cemetery
Mary Benson Mary Benson ... Grandmother in Cemetery
Tricia Helfer ... Sasha
Rileah Vanderbilt ... Girl on Bus
Sean Bailey Sean Bailey ... Phone Bank Employee
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Storyline

A reclusive telemarketer has only one semblance of a friend: His telecommuter boss. But the telemarketer's social circle seems to improve greatly when a whimsical co-worker enters his life. Only, as he begins to sketch his new friend's portrait, disturbing "voices" from the phone man's past threaten to lead him into a network of destruction. Written by Key Payton

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for disturbing behavior, violence, some partial nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Spiral - Tödliches Geheimnis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,072, 8 February 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,072, 8 February 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,072, 15 February 2008
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Mason: You know the rules.
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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Awful for the most part
19 April 2008 | by SuperunknovvnSee all my reviews

Adam Green and Joel Moore have already made one irritatingly haphazard movie. Whereas the inconsistencies of "Hatchet" could be explained away by saying it was all just tongue-in-cheek anyway, "Spiral" strives to be a "serious" movie and suffers from its multiple shortcomings.

For the first 30 minutes or so the movie is literally going nowhere and even after the first five minutes you're already tired of the annoying main character Mason. You don't feel for this guy. You don't hope all will turn out well for him and you certainly don't identify with him. And that's a bit of a problem when he is the character we should care about the most.

What else is bad? The annoying editing, for instance. The way Green and Moore throw in cheap shock cuts just so anything will disrupt the otherwise painfully slow pace of the story.

The Indie songs that underline certain scenes are as clichéd as they are out of place. I wonder what they were thinking when they were picking the songs.

The only good thing about "Spiral" is its twist. Make no mistake, it's not mind-blowing or exceptional, it's just something that finally takes the movie forward. Unfortunately, it's already too late by then, of course. The ending can not redeem the movie, but at least it keeps "Spiral" from being a complete failure.

Bottom line is, that Green and Moore have made a thoroughly mediocre thriller. Don't expect another "Hatchet". In fact, don't expect much at all, and maybe you're going to find something to enjoy in "Spiral".


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