Meeting Spencer (2011)


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A celebrated Broadway director finds his life turned upside down while attempting to raise funding for his big comeback in this contemporary screwball comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor. Harris Chappell (Tambor) wasn't made for Hollywood. When his movie career hits the skids, he hightails it right back to Manhattan. Harris is convinced that he can recapture his status as one of Broadway's leading directors, and heads straight for Frankie & Johnnie's for a meeting with his ex Didi (Melinda McGraw) and a talented young actor named Spencer (Jesse Plemons). All Harris needs is one unqualified hit to re-launch his career, but as the night wears on nothing goes as planned, both his resolve and his sanity gradually begin to erode. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Jeffrey Tambor
as Harris Chappell
Melinda McGraw
as Didi Ravenal
Jesse Plemons
as Spencer West
Yvonne Zima
as Sophia Martinelli
Jill Marie Jones
as Nikki Ross
Markus Flanagan
as Man in Bar
Caroline Aaron
as Nancy Diamond
Mark Harelik
as David Thiel
Ralph P. Martin
as Bart Liebowitz
Don Stark
as Matthew Wolf
Laura Alcalde
as Wolf's Mom
Julian Bailey
as Todd Emerson
Brian McGovern
as Monte Sobel
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Critic Reviews for Meeting Spencer

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (6)

Mowbray has some fine credits, including "A Private Function," but he and his cast cannot breathe life into such hopeless material.

Apr 21, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.

Apr 8, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Isn't quite savvy enough to compete with the slyest entries in that genre or madcap enough to run with the zaniest.

Apr 7, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Within the confines of its stagy artificiality, the thesping mostly rings true.

Apr 7, 2011 | Full Review…
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This painfully unfunny comedy set in the theater world is no All About Eve.

Apr 7, 2011 | Full Review…

Like many a movie about a play about a play, Meeting Spencer doesn't have much to say for itself other than all the world's a stage.

Apr 6, 2011 | Full Review…

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