Wirey Spindell
Wirey Spindell (1999)

Eric Schaeffer writes, directs, produces, and stars in this wacky sex comedy. Nine days away from his wedding, Spindell (Schaeffer) realizes that, though his future bride Tabitha (Callie Thorne) is both gorgeous and understanding, he no… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 1999
DVD 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.

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.

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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