Thursday, April 7, 2011

Meeting Spencer {Film Review}

Meeting Spencer, is a Malcolm Mowbray Film, coming to The Quad Cinema  in New York City on Friday, April 8, 2011, it's a contemporary comedy, that takes place in the famed Frankie & Johnnie’s  Steakhouse restaurant in New York City.

It’s a sort of ‘comedy of errors’ that brings new meaning to the ‘Murphy’s Law’ expression “If anything can go wrong, it will’.


Famed director Harris Chappell (played by Jeffrey Tambor) plans to relaunch his Broadway career after suffering a humiliating series of flops in Hollywood. He arrives at Frankie & Johnnie’s restaurant anxious to see his former flame Didi (played by Melinda McGraw) and meet a struggling young actor, Spencer West (played by Jesse Plemons), as a favor to an old friend. A night of revelry and revelations proceeds as Chappell encounters a series of unexpected roadblocks. As his plans for a triumphant comeback spiral wildly out of control, he not only must doubt whether his highly anticipated new play will ever see the light of day, he begins to question his own sanity.


Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – JEFFREY TAMBOR (Harris Chappell)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – MELINDA MCGRAW (Didi Ravenal)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – JESSE PLEMONS (Spencer West)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – YVONNE ZIMA (Sophia Martinelli)

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ – JILL MARIE JONES (Nikki Ross) (some of you may remember her from Television Sitcom ‘Girlfriends’ where she portrayed the very ‘confident’ character, Toni Childs)



This is a well paced movie, that keeps you laughing, so much so that you almost forget that the entire movie takes place inside the Restaurant! You can actually almost see this as being a play instead of a movie, and whenever you can get play caliber these days for the price of a movie ticket, you’d be foolish to let it pass you by!

Harris has a very dry humor coupled with a huge ego and is brilliantly portrayed by Jeffrey Tambor. As a New Yorker myself I did appreciate Melinda McGraw’s portrayal of Didi, she was definitely that theater hound that never misses a show, the one who seems to know almost everyone. And I also thought Jill Marie Jones nailed the relentless Nikki Ross, the reporter who will do anything for the story (and I will say the ‘twist’ given this character was a very surprising one, no spoilers here, so you’ll have to see for yourself!).

For anyone who has a dream and anyone who wants a good laugh!

Keeping it – Social Social Media That is!

Meeting Spencer on Facebook
Meeting Spencer on Twitter @Meeting_Spencer

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FTC Disclosure Info: This is not a paid insertion. This is a non-compensated post and all opinions regarding the movie are my own. I was provided with advanced screening passes to facilitate my review.

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