Wirey Spindell
Wirey Spindell (1999)

Eric Schaeffer wrote, directed, and starred in this semi-autobiographical comedy. Inching into his late thirties, Spindell (Schaeffer) wants to get married, but he's wary about his potential success as a husband. Accompanied by his… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 3, 2000
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

Long, shapeless, and painfully unfunny, Wirey Spindell confirms its maker's status as one of the most distinctively awful filmmakers of his generation.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Wirey Spindell is as idiosyncratic as the name of its hero, which gives this surprisingly affecting film its title.

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Chris Gore
Film Threat

The first pleasant surprise of 2000.

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Daniel M. Kimmel

...a teen sex comedy for the grown-up arthouse crowd.

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Jessica Winter
Village Voice

Ambiguously autobiographical (and, per usual, sooty-lensed.

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today

A naked attempt at Jerry Maguire-style profundity that elicited 47 temple rubs and 13 audible Jesuses between my companion and I... the comedic equivalent of flat soda.

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A.O. Scott
New York Times

To say that this movie is true to life is only to say that it's banal, boring and confusing.

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Michael Dequina

Where writer-director Eric Schaeffer shoots himself in the foot is by succumbing to the narcissistic voice within.

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Mike Kerrigan
Boxoffice Magazine

The big puzzle is why anyone would want to get within 50 feet of the guy, let alone marry him.

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