Monday, June 22, 2009

David Mackenzie's "Spread" s the Love Tonight at Edinburgh; Great News on Trailer!

As promised, David Mackenzie's Spread starring Ashton Kutcher screened tonight at the Edinburgh International Film Festival! While there have been no pics or news out of the event tonight as of yet, there was a press screening held earlier and the reviews are very positive. Of note is this from Dylan Matthew at Edinburgh who writes:

Spread is Mackenzie's slickest, most easily enjoyable and most commercial film to date. While less existentialist than Young Adam (his finest work so far) and less intense than Hallam Foe's rites of passage, it's main theme and protagonist retains the repressed loneliness and internalised suffering of the unconventional anti heroes of those earlier films. Spread is an American Gigolo of sorts crossed with a hint of the recent Audrey Tatou starrer Priceless.

...Ultimately, this is a film about loneliness, about the fear of real intimacy and commitment. Its all delivered with style, a toe tapping soundtrack, a fair dose of humour, nice observations and good performances particularly from Anne Heche who's understated brilliance made me wish she'd had a more significant role.


The Official Trailer for David Mackenzie's Spread will be released THIS WEEK, PREVIEW TONIGHT on Access Hollywood, then in glorious quality Thursday June 25 via Apple! YAY!!!
Spread, starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche will open on August 14. Be sure to follow the Twitter for the film here, as well as the Facebook page for it, here!

UPDATE: Check this poster for Spread at EIFF and Wasted starring Katie Dickie; they could not be more disparate, love this COOL PICS ALAN via GaelMovies


  1. I was there!!! Dylan Matthew sums it up very nicely and the film was excellent!

    I'm still trying to get my head together after having a very long day yesterday because of travelling. I'm still dizzy this morning. I'm not sure when there's going to be posted something. We have a tight schedule today.

    Tonight we're going to see New Town Killers :-)


  2. Huzzah and YAY YAY YAY for you Marit! Thats such cool news! I love how true and loyal fans like you go such long way, make sacrifices and such to be there and well yall are awesome! I do hope NTK is wonderful YOU GET TO SEE AL ON THE BIG SCREEN YAY!!
    Have a great time, and thanks as ever:)

  3. Thanks, Sue :-)

    ...and thanks for not saying I'm a complete lunatic!