Spun probably would've been a lot more effective if Requiem for a Dream didn't exist. The two films are incredibly similar in style, with the latter taking a much more somber approach to its subject. Spun is mostly played for laughs, as evidenced by the broad style employed by the various actors.
In the harsh light of L. Reportedly a fictionalized version of a weekend one of the writers, Will De Los Santos, was lucky to survive, pic sees everything from the hyperventilating perspective of the eternally sweating Ross. Cookie Mena Suvari, sporting knotty hair and outhouse-brown teethpimply no-account Frisbee Patrick Fugit and sexy stripper Nikki Brittany Murphywho takes him to meet her b.
In the '70s, New Hollywood directors made bad movies because of drugs. These days, New Indie directors make bad movies about drugs. Not that Spun, Jonas Akerlund's speed-freak romp, is bad in a painful sort of way.
By Megan Lehmann. Just say no. Running time: minutes. Rated R pervasive drug content, strong sexuality, language and some violence.
Call them exploitation. There's a class of flicks produced purely to make your skin crawl. Spun happens to be one of the most outrageous and least defensible of these films.
It's a love story of have and have not, loss and courage to turn around and go back. This is true, but it's only partly what's going on here. The film is packed with insights, terrors, and visual razz-matazz.
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The first 15 claustrophobic minutes of "Spun" unspool in a filthy apartment where Spider Mike John Leguizamo, even more hyper than usual, if that's possible and four other speed freaks Mena Suvari, Brittany Murphy, Jason Schwartzman and Patrick Fugit wait jumpily for The Cook to concoct a fresh batch of crystal methamphetamine in his motel room. Events send Ross Schwartzman on a frenzied three-day road trip that involves picking up a stripper and leaving her tied to his bed while, in a speed-induced, sleep-deprived jag, he plays chauffeur to The Cook. Fugit, meanwhile, proves that his acclaimed debut in "Almost Famous" was no fluke as he steals his few scenes as an eccentric loser-turned-hapless-informer. In his feature debut, Swedish director Jonas Akerlund skillfully uses lightning-quick editing to convey the sense of hopped-up paranoia.
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A dark comedy about speed freaks that feels like it was directed and edited by someone in the midst of a methamphetamine jag, Spun strives desperately to outdo Requiem For A Dream 's frenetic cutting and stylistic overkill, with headache-inducing results. A cast-against-type Jason Schwartzman leads a promising, largely wasted cast as a baby-faced speed freak who quickly descends into the amoral, sensation-crazed universe of charismatic speed dealer Mickey Rourke and his flaky stripper girlfriend Brittany Murphy. As in the similar but far superior The Rules Of Attractionstunt casting abounds, with teen-movie fixture Mena Suvari and Almost Famous ' Patrick Fugit turning in grunged-up, unflattering performances as speed freaks, and Eric Roberts channeling Paul Lynde as an effeminate dealerDebbie Harry, Ron Jeremy, and Rob Halford rounding out the cast on the grown-up end.