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Spun

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Spun

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/14/03
performer:
John Leguizamo, Brittany Murphy, Mickey Rourke, Jason Schwartzman, Mena Suvari, Patrick Fugit, Deborah Harry, Ron Jeremy, Eric Roberts, Peter Stormare
director:
Jonas Akerlund
distributor:
New Market
author:
Will De Los Santos, Creighton Vero
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Jonas Akerlund’s look at a circle of SoCal methamphetamine addicts is populated by young actors with one stunning performance behind them — Schwartzman in Rushmore, Mena Suvari in American Beauty, Patrick Fugit in Almost Famous — who have yet to realize that early promise. As for a frenzied John Leguizamo… well, that just seems redundant. As is Spun, ultimately, which comes on the heels of The Salton Sea, a vastly more thoughtful rendering of the speed-freak milieu. EXTRAS Ironically, it’s ’80s wunderkind-gone-to-seed Mickey Rourke who steals what there is of a show, most hilariously in an alternate trailer and deleted scene, as an ersatz television chef instructing his viewers in the stove-top joys of cranking.