Story

Spun is an unclassifiable ensemble piece, intentionally bleached of soulfulness and high on visual invention and comic depravity. Set in north Los Angeles, where meth freaks lurch from one motel room to another in search of companionship and a score, the film stars Jason Schwartzman as Ross, whose life is rapidly disintegrating. Fielding phone messages from his mother and trying in vain to reach an old girlfriend, Ross spends most of his time on a feverish circuit with the half-mad Cookie (Mena Suvari) and Nikki (Brittany Murphy), the dangerously paranoid Spider Mike (John Leguizamo), and a macho drugmaker called the Cook (Mickey Rourke). Director Jonas Akerlund's story is nonexistent, but then again Spun is driven by the blurry, hellish energy of a life lived on speed. An obvious influence is Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream, but Akerlund is interested in nightmarish set pieces than tiny horrors of misfired nerve endings and ravaged time. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Scene Selections
  • Interactive Menus
  • Music Video
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Spot
  • Spun Cook Trailer

Cast

Jason SchwartzmanRoss
Mickey RourkeThe Cook
Brittany MurphyNikki
John LeguizamoSpider Mike
Patrick FugitFrisbee
Mena SuvariCookie
Elisa BocanegraGiggles
Nicholas GonzalezAngel
Deborah HarryNeighbor
Josh PeckFat Boy
Eric RobertsThe Man
Rob HalfordPornclerk
Peter StormareMullet Cop
Alexis ArquetteMoustache Cop
Billy CorganDoctor
Tony KayeEmcee
Ron JeremyBartender

  • Genre: Comedy Movies
  • Director: Jonas Akerlund
  • Producer: Columbia/Tri-Star
  • Length: 101 minutes
  • Aspect ratio: Widescreen 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 2002
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe18
    AustraliaR
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaJul 22, 2003
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