Monday, August 17, 2009

Review of Spread the Movie for Katalyst and @aplusk

Spread the Movie

review for ~

Spreadthemovie, aplusk and Katalysthq (on Twitter)

Spread is difficult to categorise. Probably the very reason why it is so cool!

It is perhaps too slick and stylised to be categorised as an Indie flick. It is an Urban pic with a whole lot of gloss. It stands alone Is there another movie quite like it? NO.

The main point is it is SEXY!

Spread is a snappy energetic and upbeat depiction of the Hollywood Lifestyle.

What happens when a cute young guy Nikki plonks himself in the middle of the glitz and the glamour of Hollywood with nothing but his wits and gorgeous bod to support him?

Spread shows the way

Spread is Urban and on-the-point. Visually it looks great and for those who are enticed by the Hollywood dream it probably gives a few good tips for survival.

Nikki starts his journey full of promise. His ethos brings him admirers and opportunities galore. His techniques seem to work. He is in control.

From the off Nikki comes across as cute, cool and clever; a lethal combination which for most women is impossible to resist. He is a young buck with nothing better to do than chance his arm and see where the groove takes him.

Spread is a tale with a twist which carries the inherent feeling that at some point it is all going to go horribly wrong. "what goes around comes around" and all that.

Once you get passed the superficial glamour and Hollywood trappings of the story line the excitment begins to fade. Reality dawns for Nikki and he has a fight on his hands.

Between the lines this is simply a struggle for survival in one's chosen location; something which we can all relate to! So what if Nikki lives in Hollywood and gets more action on the cocktail ciruit? He is still a human being.

Amazingly Nikki manages to avoid coming across as a total narcississt.

Ashton Kutcher pulls off his role, and everything else you care to mention, with great style. He manages to make Nikki immediately funny and likeable.

Beneath his sad and desperate manipulations Nikki is a cool guy. Spread wouldn't really work if he wasn't...

As the action progresses the karmas get complex and Nikki's slick ideas and Modus Operandi starts to crumble. Nikki meets his match, a beautful girl who brings him headwreck as well as lots of fun. The tables turn.

Of course it is no more than he deserves and the bra burning brigade may think it is fun to watch Nikki unravel.

Despite all the humour and sexiness of Spread, there is an underlying darkness to the story which seeps through. His reality check probably spoils Nikki's good mood anyway

Players everywhere take note; the old tricks are gonna have to be modified. ALOT of women are going to be watching this!

Spread exposes more than a limb or two. It is a sexy tale which comes with a warning....

Go see it...or else!