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Spread (2009)

Spread

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

August 14, 2009 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

97 min.

Studio

Anchor Bay Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

David Mackenzie

Producer

Jason Goldberg, Peter Morgan, Ashton Kutcher

Screenwriter

Jason Dean Hall

Starring

Story


SPREAD is a fresh, funny, and racy look at the trials and tribulations of sleeping your way to a life of privilege in Los Angeles. Comic and karmic, the film is an "immorality tale" about a gorgeous guy who gives women what they want in order to live exactly as he likes.

In SPREAD, Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) isn't a gigolo. He's a sexual grifter, a fun-loving, freeloading hipster who understands his greatest assets are his looks and sexual prowess, which he uses to charm his way into the hearts of the city's richest women and enjoy their lifestyle. Nikki gets a free place to live, fantastic gifts, A-list access, and plenty of sex. The women get to feel young, beautiful... and utterly fulfilled in the bedroom. It's a mutually beneficial set-up.

Nikki's latest conquest is Samantha (Anne Heche), a stunning middle-aged lawyer who gives him more than he's ever had before. But then he meets a gorgeous waitress his own age named Heather (Margarita Levieva). She comes to visit Nikki at Samantha's house while Samantha is out of town, sees what an incredible place it is... and comes to the mistaken conclusion it's his. Unbeknownst to Nikki, Heather lives by playing the same game.

When Samantha comes home, she discovers Nikki's infidelity and he's put out on the street. With nowhere else to turn, Nikki pulls out all the stops to win Heather over and they begin to form their own kind of bond. Sexually charged by a game of one-upsmanship, each shows the other their best grifts, and they unexpectedly begin falling in love - the one thing they can't do in the life they lead. Soon, the truth of their unfolding relationship forces a choice between love and money, and Nikki has to decide whether he can live on his own once and for all in the hopes of finding something real.

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Ashton Kutcher stars as Nicki in Anchor Bay Films' Spread (2009)
Ashton Kutcher stars as Nicki in Anchor Bay Films' Spread (2009)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..doesn't repeat American Gigolo's high-minded mistake..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..boring..”
by Lou Lumenick [New York Post]
“..sloggy, tepid comeuppance tale..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]