Spread (2009) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: David Mackenzie
Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche
Length: 97 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 23 out of 66 found boring (34.84%)

One-line Reviews (46)

While the plot, as I've said, is a little tiresome, it never fails at being interesting and appealing.

I only found Anne Heche to be interesting in her sex scenes and well.. Margarita Levieva was pretty bland throughout.

This movie ranks in my top five worst movies I have ever seen.

All in all a complete waste of time.

Which is a drag - because the rest of the cast are good, though not great, but that comes from the direction, I think, and that might be partly be blamed on a script that has really empty, cold and very un-emotive dialogue.

It's only when Sam catches him getting a blow job in her home but still keeps him around that there's even a hint of anything intriguing about this story.

The first half is slow moving soft porn and the second half is devoted to watching shallow people live shallow lives.


At that point, I would have walked out and sold my golden body to the nearest female bidder.

And he appears to be trying to prove he can out-bland Ben Affleck when it comes to revealing or illuminating an emotion.

i thought the movie was entertaining due to the new, fresh plot line.

Spread is an undeniably handsome-looking production, but it is rather vapid and empty.

The plot was intriguing.

Now, some nouns: gawky wardrobe, self-confident spread, nerdy, yes, not actually classy production values, unfortunate in its bland manner which eliminates any sense of surprise, unless it is for mild entertainment, just to keep up by blinding us to its cautionary melodrama, unconvincing either as prince or toad, unfortunate in its lushness, uninformed in its mapping, with sex more stumped than stumping, a film more deluded than deluding.

While it's certainly no masterpiece, and could've been done better in ways, it was still very satisfying and I enjoyed it.

The reason I call it porn is not because there is any great sex scenes, because there are none, but because it had absolutely no story line.

when i first read the plot summary, i was expecting a fairly bland, generic movie.

Demi Moore's toy boy Ashton Kutcher is perfectly cast here as Nikki, a handsome, vacuous, arrogant but impoverished stud who seduces wealthy, lonely older women and sponges off them while giving them an enjoyable sexual experience.

Nikki was very monotone and did what he wanted.

Kutcher's character is a dull man with no particular talent, intelligence, or sensibilities.

Plotless, vapid, and cliched, this a film for women who long to see themselves as better off if they are narcissistically fulfilled via vicarious erotic thrills.

It's hard to create a believable and entertaining story around a character as amoral and empty as Nikki - and by and large, this film fails in the attempt.

He manages to reveal the humanity in his deeply flawed character with notable subtlety and a distinct lack of cliché.

and so begins a relationship based on need/lust/desire between two empty vapid people...

He's simply empty except for his narcissism.

In terms of the plot, it was so predictable once you understood what was going on.

This movie is viewer confusing .

I thought Samantha and Heather were just empty shells.

The movie itself is quite well done and though it's apathetic and dull around the edges, the main story is strong and effective.

I was bored to tears right pass the middle.

Very satisfying and well acted; I enjoyed it .

Ashton Kutcher's character Nikki while being a bit tedious at times, as were most characters, was never really badly done and his and Anne Heche's character Samantha's chemistry together was amazing and their story is likable, and her character was probably my favorite because of the actress's portrayal, which leads me to another great aspect of this film; The performances.

With no home and no car, Nikki seduces older, well off women and insinuates himself into their lives until he gets bored and moves on to another conquest.

Wherever possible Ashton is there half naked with these awful braces, holding up jeans which by all intense and purposes could stand up by themselves.

They go out to dinner but she leaves early because she has to go and does not state why.

First,I'm a fan of Ashton Kutcher, I think he's a very charismatic actor who does fairly enjoyable movies.

Very enjoyable .

Shot with great views of the city, with beautiful people, and a story that doesn't stay still, it's just the inevitable ending that makes this story sort of cliché.

The script and plot were just dumb and not great, the movie just falls apart and the film gets boring.

SPREAD, like Kutcher is nice to look at and quite familiar but ultimately empty.

The film is an adult film in both content and idea, however, it is a film definitely worth watching and I would recommend it to any adult with a interest in good film drama.

Nonetheless, this movie in my opinion is entertaining, interesting, well acted and it has a very poignant script.

This film served as a stark reminder of the uncertainties of youth and the painless, aimless drifting through shallowness out of boredom and lack of ambition.

Empty headed, hedonistic pretty boy who sometimes means well.

Nevermind the derivative, unimaginative story and the all-too-predictable comeuppance moralizing that happens in the second half.

Overall, a good movie, very enjoyable with lots of eye candy and a good performance by Kutcher.