Billy and Lucy have grown up together in a small, close-knit Australian country town, where they form one of the town's most formidable Ute driving teams. When Billy takes one risky car stunt too far, Lucy declares she is moving to the city - sending Billy into a spin. Amid the mayhem of the town's annual "Bachelors and Spinsters" party, Billy only has one night to wake up to his true feelings for his best friend - or lose her forever. Spin Out is a fresh, feel-good comedy romance for the young and the young at heart.
Anyone who likes stories about best friends who fall in love should definitely watch this one
I went into this movie with much lower expectations than it deserved. It came in under the radar but unlike a lot of other movies that suddenly show up out of nowhere with an unfamiliar cast, it's quite decent. I suppose that might be partly because it's an import from Australia and not just a low-budget American production.
I enjoyed pretty much every second of this movie. I wouldn't expect everyone else to think that highly of it, but I'm surprised by the average rating here on IMDB, I do think it's too low.
This is in some ways a slice of life film, that takes place over the span of one day and one night. But it's a critical day for most of the characters, many of who are contemplating leaving their rural community. The plot is focused almost entirely on romance - which was a big plus for me, not a criticism. Billy and Lucy are best friends with opposite personalities. Lucy has decided she wants to move to the big city, and Billy knows he doesn't want her to go but they're both a little slow to realize - and admit - that they're in love. Lots of angst ensues. Their friend, Sparrow, has a long time crush on Mary but is terrified to tell her - and terrified of her. Various other friends are at similar romantic crossroads.
Another review mentioned the soundtrack - it also struck me. Some of the songs were a little too emotional for my taste but the hint of drama suited the angst in the Billy/Lucy romance and the film overall is definitely light-hearted with that wacky all-night party trope you've probably seen before.
Also there's a dog named Knob. So there's that.
Not a perfect movie but I loved it. Anyone who likes stories about best friends who fall in love should definitely watch this one. I give the Billy/Lucy romance a 9/10 and the rest of the movie a 7/10.
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