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Spread (2009)

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A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.

Director:

David Mackenzie

Writers:

Jason Hall (screenplay) (as Jason Dean Hall), Jason Hall (story) (as Jason Dean Hall) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashton Kutcher ... Nikki
Anne Heche ... Samantha
Margarita Levieva ... Heather
Sebastian Stan ... Harry
Rachel Blanchard ... Emily
Eric Balfour ... Sean
Ashley Johnson ... Eva
Sonia Rockwell ... Christina
Maria Conchita Alonso ... Ingrid
Derek Carter ... Delivery Guy
Sarah Buxton ... Helen
Shane Brolly ... Prince Stelio
Josh Richman Josh Richman ... Club Bouncer / Himself
Jordan Black ... Kevin
Peter Marc Jacobson ... Plastic Surgeon
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Storyline

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

The guy who sleeps his way through life will get the ultimate wake-up call. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

L.A. Gigolo See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$122,948, 16 August 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$249,590, 6 September 2009
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The party scene very early in the movie that introduces Anne Heche is an impressively orchestrated long take (no cuts) lasting more than three and a half minutes. See more »

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As the fiancee's family own the NY Rangers, he would not likely send an overnight letter from his home address. It would be from a corporate address. See more »

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Nikki: My whole life it was obvious I was going to end up in this city. I don't want to be arrogant here, but I'm an incredibly attractive man. I can't help it, I don't try to be, I just am. When I was a kid my mother's best friend used to tell me that I was gonna be a little heart breaker. Turns out she was right. Her husband came home from work one day and found us fuckin' on the Stairmaster. Los Angeles, California - that's where all the beautiful little heart breakers go to live the ...
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Not a comedy?
15 January 2011 | by HardryvSee all my reviews

I was surprised to find so many descriptions for this movie describing it or tagging it as a comedy... by my reckoning it's more of a light drama expressing the costs of inconsiderate over-indulgence. The players and performers all did their job as one would hope in any movie, but emptiness in the script and storyline left me wishing I'd spent my time more productively. I can't speak to any sense of realism in it, but perhaps there are worldly examples I'm simply unaware of. I did enjoy a few aspects of it, but there's little in the way of empathy that one can generate for the characters within as they're all between 'hollow & insensitive' and 'dishonest & abusive'.

My suspicion is that it will have greater appeal for younger audiences, mainly because some of the scenes portray rampant levels of decadence that they'll be more likely to appreciate than those of us in our 40s.


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