A sex comedy centered on a serial womanizer and his jilted lover.
97 min, USA:97 min (Sundance Film Festival)
Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity and language.
Sex Comedy, Womanizer, Jilted, One Word Title, Female Nudity
Age Disparity Romance, Playing the Field
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10, 1, 2, 3
Lover, Sex, Waitress, Player
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Country Of Origin
Spread is a 2009 comedy-drama film starring Ashton Kutcher and Anne Heche and directed by David Mackenzie. The film was released under the name L.A. Gigolo in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, as Toy Boy in France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, Oh yeah in Argentina, as American Playboy in Spain and Portugal, Love, Sex and Celebrity in Japan, and S-Lover in South Korea. The film was released on 17 January at the Sundance Film Festival and was released on August 14, 2009 in theatres.
Homeless gigolo Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) lives in Los Angeles drifting from relationship to relationship without a job and a home. He preys on women who have money to provide for him. After meeting Samantha (Anne Heche) at a club he moves in with her, using his looks and sexual prowess.
While Sam is out of town he meets a waitress named Heather (Margarita Levieva). He enlists his friend Harry (Sebastian Stan) to help him get Heather interested but she doesn't fall for his games and though they go on a date she leaves Nikki to go elsewhere. Soon after Heather unexpectedly shows up in Nikki's pool and they end up having sex but Nikki gets mad when moving Heather's car in the morning which really is her "boyfriend's" and she told him she was single. Meanwhile Nikki has begun cheating on Sam, first with his friend Emily (Rachel Blanchard), then with Christina (Sonia Rockwell). Sam catches him with Christina and gets angry at him, but they make up and have an uneasy arrangement where she will ignore his infidelity. However this arrangement proves too difficult and she soon throws him out.
Nikki searches for somewhere to stay but he has fallen out with Harry and cannot get into the parties he once did. He runs into Heather and she admits that she was only interested in him for his house, believing him to be rich, she is the same as Nikki, scamming rich men for possessions in the same way he did with women. She lets him move in with her and her stoner room-mate Eva (Ashley Johnson) and they begin dating though Heather continues to scam and hustle with Nikki.
One day Heather is upset and reveals to Nikki that she just broke up with her fiancé because she's in love with him (Nikki). She further tells him her fiancé's family owns the New York Rangers and reveals that the fiancé's the one who's been paying her bills and living expenses. Nikki is furious that he didn't know that Heather was engaged and leaves the house in a huff. When he returns he only finds a note from her that she has flown to New York City. At Eva's urging and with Harry's financial help for the airfare, Nikki follows her. He finds her at a plush penthouse apartment and wants her to come back to LA with him. She says she can't, telling him he's not a realist while she runs down the funds they would need to live. He then proposes to her, but she tells him that she is already married, breaking his heart. Her husband (Hart Bochner) returns home couple of moments after that and she tells him Nikki is a grocery boy. Nikki returns to LA, gets a job delivering groceries and finds a place to live; he no longer runs scams. He is shown delivering groceries to Samantha's house in the hills where they're picked up by another young good-looking man. The ending credits show Nikki feeding a mouse to an African Bullfrog in Harry's apartment where he lives.