Meeting Spencer
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A celebrated Broadway director finds his life turned upside down while attempting to raise funding for his big comeback in this contemporary screwball comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor. Harris Chappell (Tambor) wasn't made for Hollywood. When his movie career hits the skids, he hightails it right back to Manhattan. Harris is convinced that he can recapture his status as one of Broadway's leading directors, and heads straight for Frankie & Johnnie's for a meeting with his ex Didi (Melinda McGraw) and a talented young actor named Spencer (Jesse Plemons). All Harris needs is one… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Mowbray has some fine credits, including "A Private Function," but he and his cast cannot breathe life into such hopeless material."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"This painfully unfunny comedy set in the theater world is no All About Eve."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"The material Mowbray's film is familiar and the characters are thin, but the dialog is crisp and witty."
‑ Mark R. Leeper, Mark Leeper's Reviews
"This claustrophobically unfunny conceit begs the question: Is there anything worse than failed theatrical farce onscreen?"
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"Within the confines of its stagy artificiality, the thesping mostly rings true."
‑ Ronnie Scheib, Variety
"Meeting Spencer is comprised mainly of actors talking, yet it's funny in that continuous smile kind of way that you don't notice until you're half way through it"
‑ Tim Cogshell, Boxoffice Magazine
"A touch of class and sweet sophistication with a brilliantly funny cast. Definitely an indie sleeper worth checking out."
‑ Pete Hammond, Back Stage
"Isn't quite savvy enough to compete with the slyest entries in that genre or madcap enough to run with the zaniest."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Like many a movie about a play about a play, Meeting Spencer doesn't have much to say for itself other than all the world's a stage."
‑ Ella Taylor, Village Voice
"A screwball comedy without nearly enough zest or wit."
‑ Tim Grierson, Screen International
"A funny and deft portrait of the self-absorbed world of those involved in creating Broadway plays."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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