Spread Trailer (2009)

Trailer for Spread.

Spread is a fresh, funny, and racy look at the trials and tribulations of sleeping your way to a life of privilege in Los Angeles. Comic and karmic, the film is an "immorality tale" about a gorgeous guy who gives women what they want in order to live exactly as he likes.

In Spread, Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) isn't a gigolo. He's a sexual grifter, a fun-loving, freeloading hipster who understands his greatest assets are his looks and sexual prowess, which he uses to charm his way into the hearts of the city's richest women and enjoy their lifestyle. Nikki gets a free place to live, fantastic gifts, A-list access, and plenty of sex. The women get to feel young, beautiful... and utterly fulfilled in the bedroom. It's a mutually beneficial set-up.

Nikki's latest conquest is Samantha (Anne Heche), a stunning middle-aged lawyer who gives him more than he's ever had before. But then he meets a gorgeous waitress his own age named Heather (Margarita Levieva). She comes to visit Nikki at Samantha's house while Samantha is out of town, sees what an incredible place it is... and comes to the mistaken conclusion it's his. Unbeknownst to Nikki, Heather lives by playing the same game.

When Samantha comes home, she discovers Nikki's infidelity and he's put out on the street. With nowhere else to turn, Nikki pulls out all the stops to win Heather over and they begin to form their own kind of bond. Sexually charged by a game of one-upsmanship, each shows the other their best grifts, and they unexpectedly begin falling in love – the one thing they can't do in the life they lead. Soon, the truth of their unfolding relationship forces a choice between love and money, and Nikki has to decide whether he can live on his own once and for all in the hopes of finding something real.

Spread was released on 103 screens in the United States on August 16th, 2009. It was released on a single screen in Estonia a week later. The film went on to make a little less than $250,000 domestically.

While naming the stars of the film, the trailer introduces Margarita Levieva even though Spread is not her first film. She was in three films prior including The Invisible.

Spread Trailer Screencap

The trailer for the romantic comedy Spread opens with a voiceover of Ashton Kutcher either doing his best Mathew McConaughey impersonation or just trying to sound as disinterested as possible since his character is an aloof playboy who just wants to have a good time. Kutcher plays a guy who has moved to Los Angeles with what seems like only the intention of bedding as many women as possible. How he manages to pay rent in one of the most expensive cities in the country with no apparent job is questionable, but perhaps the film will explain all of that because it’s not important enough to include in the trailer.

It is all fun and games with the women he hooks up with and quickly dismisses until he finds a woman he actually likes. Of course, the woman is not someone who would go to his sexy parties because she is a wholesome diner waitress who can miraculously live in Los Angeles as well. But now the beautiful waitress is playing Kutcher at his own game by acting standoffish with him, so of course he cannot get enough of her. Bonus point for Spread, Sebastian Stan appears as his obviously more rational friend who puts him in his place.

Spread seems a lot like The Pick-Up Artist where Robert Downey Jr. played the title character who is shown the error of his ways by Molly Ringwald. Spread seems like a harmless enough film, but also seems to be lacking any real charm or redeeming qualities, because Kutcher may be a good looking guy but he completely lacks the indefinable allure of Downey Jr. so his character seems like a jerk who needs to leave the nice girl alone even if she isn’t as innocent as she seems.

But really, none of this matters because after you see the trailer for Spread, you do not need to see the movie, you pretty much get it.

2 min 23 sec


Posted On
June 25, 2009
David Mackenzie

Jason Dean Hall

Anchor Bay

August 14, 2009
Ashton Kutcher
Anne Heche
Margarita Levieva
Sebastian Stan
Sonia Rockwell
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