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Spooner (2009)

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Facing eviction from his parent's home on his 30th birthday, a socially awkward guy meets the girl of his dreams and creates his own rules for growing up.

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Drake Doremus

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Drake Doremus (story), Jonathan Schwartz (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Lillard ... Herman Spooner
Nora Zehetner ... Rose Conlin
Shea Whigham ... Stan Manfretti
Christopher McDonald ... Dennis Spooner
Kate Burton ... Alice Spooner
Wendi McLendon-Covey ... Linda
Mark Boone Junior ... George
Pat Healy ... Carl
Joe Nunez ... Juan
Amy Ferguson ... Lily Conlin
Reshad Strik Reshad Strik ... Jack
Kulap Vilaysack ... Asian Corporate
Rob Neason Rob Neason ... Steve Mhyre
Mary Page Keller ... Joanne Conlin
Katie MacNichol Katie MacNichol ... Middle-aged couple
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Storyline

Herman Spooner still lives with his parents in Monrovia on the eve of his 30th birthday; He sells used cars (badly), fantasizes about his own apartment, is socially isolated, and tries to talk a good game. When he helps Rose, a young woman with car trouble who's driving home to Oceanside before flying to a teaching job in the Philippines, he's smitten. He inflates his resume, gets her a tow to the car lot, puts her at the head of the queue for repairs, and recommends a local hotel for her overnight stay. He visits her there that night and later contrives to get her to stay. Is there any hope for Spooner in this relationship, or is it another case of his letting fantasy take over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for brief language and sexual content
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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Távolsági szerelem See more »

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Performed by The Radio Dept (as The Radio Dept.)
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Endearing Characters
7 January 2012 | by dguerra-259-428488See all my reviews

My wife and I stumbled on to this and enjoyed it. Good story, fun romance, quirky characters, and awkward humor. The Characters are endearing. You can't not like "Spooner" or "Rose". Spooner is someone you worry about but root for. Matthew Lillard and Nora Zehetner had some really intriguing scenes together. At times it had the awkward humor of "The Office", which we liked. It also had some good Southern California references and locales (Monrovia, Oceanside, etc.) Overall it had the feel the pacing of "Bottlerocket" (by Wes Anderson with Owen Wilson) especially the whole "Manfretti Motors" angle. We were pleasantly surprised and would recommend it to those who like indie style movies with quirky characters and settings. Good movie.


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