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  • Summary: After a series of Hollywood flops, famed director Harris Chappell returns to New York to relaunch his Broadway career. But Chappell's triumphant comeback begins to spiral out of control into a wild night of comic misadventure after meeting struggling actor Spencer and his old flame Didi. (Paladin Pictures) Expand
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Reviewed by: Tim Cogshell
    Apr 25, 2011
    50
    It's pithy and funny in that continuous smile kind of way that you don't notice until you're half way through it.
  2. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    Apr 5, 2011
    50
    Though it's a big thrill that the world's finest character actor has his very own lead role, one wishes there were more meat on the elegant bones of Meeting Spencer to justify his cheerfully offhand wit.
  3. Reviewed by: Ronnie Scheib
    Apr 10, 2011
    50
    Brit helmer Malcolm Mowbray's film assumes the constrictions of a stagebound farce, taking place on a single set in real time, and swept along in magisterially broad strokes by Jeffrey Tambor's playfully theatrical perf.
  4. Reviewed by: Andrew Schenker
    Apr 6, 2011
    40
    The film feels more stale than timeless. Ditto the movie's rapid-fire dialogue, a stream of self-conscious patter that largely misses its targets and repeatedly takes the zing out of Tambor's zesty line readings.
  5. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Apr 7, 2011
    40
    Isn't quite savvy enough to compete with the slyest entries in that genre or madcap enough to run with the zaniest.
  6. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    Apr 8, 2011
    38
    At best a sporadically amusing sketchbook of theater types.
  7. Reviewed by: Kevin Thomas
    Apr 21, 2011
    30
    A lame, tedious comedy.

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