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Reviews 75% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Struggling writer Wally Spivak is stuck in a rut -- until he meets an engaged couple and starts to see life in a whole new light. Read More Read Less Watch on Netflix Stream Now

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Roger Moore Movie Nation Hapless rom-com...a "Swingers" that doesn't swing. Rated: 1/4 Oct 21, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Lindsey B Such an undiscovered gem. Weird jokes, empathetic characters, great score. Anyone have any recommendations for other movies like this? Rated 5 out of 5 stars 08/18/23 Full Review Therese D A cute, quirky, little film. Kind of just rolls along... more of a thinker film, but it's quite good. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/25/23 Full Review bill p Pretty standard rom com with a couple of twists. Sad sack guy meets airhead and chuckles ensue, sort of. Not a great version but certainly watchable. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member A very charming out of the box comedy hidden in the reeds on Netflix. Wonderful performances by an ensemble of actors who all seemed to be in on the joke. Humorous and with an acute sense of melancholy. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Spivak is a poor idea of a lead character. Not lovable or likable. The timing in the dialogue felt stiff. I script was very weak. For a comedy, I didn't laugh once. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review Audience Member Searching thru Netflix can sometimes be a fool's errand but after seeing the trailer for this film, I decided to give it a try. It ended up being a real winner. More of a fable than a realistic portrayal of modern day life, Spivak follows a down on his luck writer whose life is turned upside down when he takes a trip to Vegas (against his will). Meeting a couple soon to be married from the westside of Los Angeles, Wally Spivak becomes an antidote to all their problems, but also brilliantly in the process, the couple is also able to expand Wally's worldview and lift him out of the hole he has dug for himself. All the performances hit the tone perfectly, especially Michael Bacall in the lead role. He emanates the self loathing of many creative types I know. He sees the couple from the westside as beneath him until he is able to open his mind and find the humanity which we all share. What's more, this is all done with sly and subtle wit. See, I guess the old adage is true that if you look hard enough on Netflix, you will find. A high recommendation. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Synopsis Struggling writer Wally Spivak is stuck in a rut -- until he meets an engaged couple and starts to see life in a whole new light.
Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder
Original Language
Release Date (Streaming)
May 12, 2018
1h 31m
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