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Meeting Spencer (2011)

R | | Comedy | 8 April 2011 (USA)
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During one fateful night at Frankie & Johnnie's steakhouse in Manhattan, famed (but fading) director Harris Chappell (Tambor) plans to re-launch his Broadway career after suffering a humiliating series of flops in Hollywood.


Malcolm Mowbray


Andrew Kole (screenplay), Andrew Delaplaine (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Tambor ... Harris Chappell
Jesse Plemons ... Spencer West
Don Stark ... Wolfie
Yvonne Zima ... Sophia Martinelli
William Morgan Sheppard ... Larry Lind
Jill Marie Jones ... Nikki Ross
Caroline Aaron ... Nancy Diamond
Melinda McGraw ... Didi Ravenal
Mark Harelik ... David Thiel
Roberto 'Sanz' Sanchez ... Ricardo
Markus Flanagan ... Man In Bar
John Prudhont ... Mr. Copper
Brian McGovern ... Monte Sobel
Ralph P. Martin Ralph P. Martin ... Bart Liebowitz
Livia Milano ... Rose


After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell (Jeffrey Tambor) returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure after meeting struggling actor Spencer (Jesse Plemons) and his old flame Didi (Melinda McGraw). Written by Anonymous

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language

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Special Guest Appearance by Louis Price
Recorded at The Village Recorder
Engineered by Eric Liljestrand
Remixed by Stephen Coates (as The Clerkenwell Kid)
Produced by Randall Wixen, Stephen Coates, Malcolm Mowbray and George G. Braunstein
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Fun and Entertaining
29 March 2011 | by james-ramseySee all my reviews

Great movie if you just want to laugh and enjoy the experience! Slapstick comedy at its finest. Jeffrey Tambor is hilarious as a down-on-his-luck director trying to navigate the insanity of show business and the fickle nature of success. And who new Jessie Plemons had such pipes? I have to admit, after watching Friday Night Lights, I had no idea that Plemons had the chops to do comedy. His timing was perfect. I also really liked Melinda McGraw as the boozing, fickle actress willing to sell her sole for a part. Flawed yet endearing. The story has lots of twists so its easy to lose yourself and enjoy the ride.

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