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Spivak (2018)

TV-MA | | Comedy | 11 May 2018 (USA)
Struggling writer Wally Spivak is stuck in a rut - - until he meets an engaged couple and starts to see life in a whole new way.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Bacall ... Wally Spivak
Maggie Lawson ... Jeanine Mulholland
Elden Henson ... Kevin Oberkfell
Mark Webber ... Jesse Mueller
Robert Kazinsky ... Chuck
Ahna O'Reilly ... Tammy Gordon
Michael Cera ... Robby LeBeau
Chloe Wepper ... Sasha Perez
Phil Burgers ... Mark Stein
Hadrian Belove Hadrian Belove ... Peter Beardsley
Catherine Toribio ... Katrina Malendez
Jenna Lyng Adams ... Woman at Elysian (as Jenna Lyng)
Tony DeSean ... Man at Elysian
Drew Moore Drew Moore ... Bouncer at Vegas Club
Adam Mendoza ... Valet at Cinque Terre
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Struggling writer Wally Spivak is stuck in a rut - - until he meets an engaged couple and starts to see life in a whole new way.

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Wally Spivak is at his wit's end. A frustrated, unpublished author who's surrounded by a group of underachieving buddies and pretentious hipsters in the gentrifying Echo Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, Wally is stuck in a rut and can't get out. But when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with an engaged couple from the west side, Wally starts to see things in an entirely different way - and his life takes a turn for the better...

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11 May 2018 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Surreal - Probably
22 May 2018 | by richard-fieldhouseSee all my reviews

Wally Spivak (Michael Bacall) is a small time writer - uncool and unpublished. His "friends" who aren't much more cool than Wally themselves, still needle him incessantly that he just keeps redrafting the same manuscript. Alone at an all but deserted bar on Valentines night he's unexpectedly picked up by Jannine (Maggie Lawson), a totally cool girl from very much the other side of town. What is going on?

Enter Chuck (Robert Kazinsky), the irrepressible British golf pro harbouring a secret yearning for literature - a character so unlikely that the word surreal comes to mind. Despite the inexhaustible good humour and generosity of the new rich kids in his life, Wally is still overthinking - sure there must be a downside just around the corner.

Like an author's dream, the vein of surrealism persists, but everyone acts their part with conviction and we're carried along by the unlikely train of events. We shouldn't be overthinking either, just taking in the entertainment and enjoying the ride.


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