Worth Watching - Dec 22: Slamdance's Spooner Trailer
by Alex Billington
December 22, 2008
With the lack of news during this holiday season, there's no better time than now to debut trailers for little-known indies that will be premiering at Sundance/Slamdance in January. The latest trailer we have is for a film called Spooner, a comedy staring Matthew Lillard and the gorgeous Nora Zehetner (from Brick). I don't want to say too much about this besides that it stars one of the most underrated female actresses out there and looks like an oddly charming (kind of) coming-of-age drama. There's nothing too weird about it, but it is definitely a film festival kind of indie feature. I definitely suggest checking out this trailer.
Watch the trailer for Spooner:
Herman Spooner is a used car salesman who still lives at home with his parents. Spooner is fairly set in his unfulfilling routine, but turning 30 marks a hard deadline set by his mom and dad to get a place of his own. To top it off, Spooner's boss is putting on the pressure to bring in some numbers, or face the chopping block. Headed for one of the worst days of his life, Spooner meets the girl of his dreams, Rose. Forgoing all other priorities, Spooner is now working on winning her heart, but on their perfect date, she breaks the news that she is about to leave for the Philippines. How far will Spooner go?
Spooner is directed by California native Drake Doremus, who is making his feature debut after directing a few shorts. The story was conceived by Doremus, producer Jonathan Schwartz, and Lindsay Stidham, while the actual screenplay was written by Stidham. Spooner is an independently developed film that will premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival in January. It will be seeking a distributor at the fest.
Whoa. First of all, The Spinto Band. Awesome. Second of all, I just recently saw 50 Pills, and she was the one good thing about it. Third of all, this looks good.
Max on Dec 22, 2008
i can't belive this is the same guy from she's all that and summer catch. this looks good.
darrin on Dec 22, 2008
Shooter McGavin played his dad in SLC Punk too. Looks like a combination between Lars and the Real Girl and I dunno, Thumbsucker? I always thought Lillard was unfortunately linked to that Freddie Prinze, Jr./Casper Van Dien mold, but he's always been better than those tools.
dub-star on Dec 22, 2008
It's funny that you should call it a coming-of-age film considering how old Lillard is now, but i digress. This could be decent and i really adored Nora in Brick and that is one of my all time favorite movies.
Alexander on Dec 22, 2008
I agree with Alexander.
Collin on Dec 22, 2008
I've loved Nora Zehetner in a number of roles -- and so true that Matthew Lillard's been stuck in a ton of foolish caricature-types. I liked him in Wicker Park. I'm stoked to see them together!
DK on Dec 22, 2008
I do not know what to think of this movie....... hahaha It seems ok and just ok....
alex on Dec 22, 2008
not gonna see it
Scott McHenry on Dec 22, 2008
wow how beautiful is Nora Zehetner. I actually cried during that, god what's wrong with me
BILLY on Dec 22, 2008
I love watchin this guy's movies ever since I saw 13 Ghosts.
nem on Dec 22, 2008
I've liked Lillard ever since he as in the original Scream. That was boss. This trailer was amazing, I really can't wait to see this!
Conrad on Dec 22, 2008
This looks cool. Lillard really has been a standout in almost everything he's been in, including Summer Catch which was nauseating. Hopefully this will be one of those sleeper films that creeps around during the summer movie season. This film would be a nice sunny day break from all the robots tearing apart the earth this summer.
ImaginaryVisionary on Dec 22, 2008
Only seen Nora Zehetner in Heroes.. But it looks like worth watching. Nora and Matthew do a nice act in the trailer at least.
max on Dec 23, 2008
The Philippines? I wonder why. I love how so much is left out =].
Joe on Dec 23, 2008
i'll definitely be seeing this! and i agree with #6.
F.C. on Dec 23, 2008
this film seems great !! I can't wait to see it. The cast is awesome and I love the way the trailer leaves us with so many questions unanswered such a great vibe.
conker on Dec 23, 2008
This looks really interesting... but am I the only one who got a strong Garden State vibe from it? Not that I'm making any comparison to the two indie films, I just remember getting a very similar feel watching the first GS trailer.
cracker on Dec 24, 2008
Ummm.... Am I the only one that thinks this looks really cheesy? It may just bet he trailer. Trailers for these kinds of movies totally ruin them, afterall.
Eric on Dec 28, 2008
Laughing at when he set the burgers down and his coworkers descend like a pack of wolves...reminded me of my job actually.
ewilson131 on Jan 2, 2009
is this coming out on dvd? i'd like to see it asap.
sue on Feb 2, 2009
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