Wirey Spindell (1999)



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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 longer finds her sexually attractive. In flashbacks, we learn about the sexually precocious Spindell, including a time as a toddler when he tries to have oral sex with an electrical outlet. Later in college, he has a long passionate affair with Samantha, who is … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eric Schaeffer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 3, 2000



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as Wirey (age 17)

as Junior High Wirey

as Wirey (age 6)

as Samantha

as Wirey's Mom (as a yo...

as Wirey's Mom (as an a...

as Wirey's Father

as Teacher

as Principal Dickens

as Baby Wirey

as Little Chinese Girl

as Brooke Swarthen

as Greg (age 6)

as Cousin Betsy

as Robby in 7th Grade

as Raphael

as Calhoun Coach

as Lapper Teacher/Coach

as Mean Kid/Junior High

as Mean Kid Spy

as Mike Johnson

as First Date

as Announcer No. 1

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as Bratelboro Coaches W...

as Roxanne

as Teenage Girl

as Bass Player

as Stephanie

as Bloody Cross Guy/Jiz

as Yuppie Guy

as Model/Danny

as Russian Hooker

as Teacher/Shop Class

as Football Coach

as Tabatha's Girlfriend

as Stripper Waitress

as Worker/Doorman

as Scout No. 1

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as Angel Lady
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Critic Reviews for Wirey Spindell

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5)

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

Full Review… | July 10, 2006
AV Club
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | April 27, 2005
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Wirey Spindell is as idiosyncratic as the name of its hero, which gives this surprisingly affecting film its title.

Full Review… | August 15, 2002
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Village Voice
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | January 12, 2007

Audience Reviews for Wirey Spindell

My memory is foggy when it comes to this movie but I remember it being extremely risque. Fortunately risque is right up my alley.

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