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Spinnin' (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 21 November 2008 (Spain)
Spinnin' is a wonderfully exuberant, multi-layered Spanish drama. MADRID 1995. Garate and Omar are young, gay and in love, and want to have a child. After failed attempts with their female ... See full summary »

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Eusebio Pastrana
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Credited cast:
Damián Alcolea Damián Alcolea ... Sonri
Matilde Alcázar Matilde Alcázar ... Abuela
María Brea María Brea ... Chica al fondo
Ainhoa Calles Ainhoa Calles ... Luz - Age 13
Beto Carvajal Beto Carvajal ... Chico al fondo
Daniel Castro Daniel Castro ... Jose
Guillermo De la Madrid Guillermo De la Madrid ... Hombre Tutú 2
Rubén Escámez Rubén Escámez ... Skai-Walker
Adrián Esparza Adrián Esparza ... Fernando Torres
Íñigo Espert Íñigo Espert ... León
Olav Fernández Olav Fernández ... Omar
Kike Fuster Kike Fuster ... Padre de Adriana
Agustín Galiana Agustín Galiana ... Denís
Ana G. Garey Ana G. Garey ... Doctora
José Antonio González Olivares José Antonio González Olivares ... Enfermero
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Spinnin' is a wonderfully exuberant, multi-layered Spanish drama. MADRID 1995. Garate and Omar are young, gay and in love, and want to have a child. After failed attempts with their female pals, they befriend Raquel, a pregnant woman whose partner has died of aids. Sound conventional? Spinnin' is anything but. It is a wildly entertaining, inventive and cheeky film that throws the audience in the centre of these friends' chaotic lives, and celebrates being alive. Garate and Omar are surrounded by myriad colourful characters: from new-born babies to Garate's 60 plus father who is falling in love again; to two policemen who list things that are important to them, in the desire that their lists match up; to a couple who are either kissing each other, or fighting - both with equal passion; and many, many others. There's not a dull minute in this whirlwind of a film. Surrender to the charms of Spinnin' and you will leave the cinema wanting to embrace each other, dance and throw your arms up... Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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21 November 2008 (Spain) See more »

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Cutesy Neo-Hippie Free Form Indie Collage That's 33 1/3 Minutes Too Long
3 March 2013 | by meaninglessbarkSee all my reviews

Spinnin' isn't exactly 33 1/3 minutes too long but it seemed in the nature of the film to give an uneven and spinning related number to how long it goes on too long for.

Spinnin' is not horrible and it's not wonderful. (It is fairly literal; there is a lot of spinning in the movie, many scenes of people and things literally spinning around in circles.)

It is a nice look at different sorts of queer relationships. There are no pretty model boy couples sitting around cafes grousing about how hard it is to find true love.

Spinnin' suggests that everyone is fractured and all relationships are flawed and that collapsing into the arms of friends and strangers is how it's all dealt with.

Despite that dreary view of love Spinnin' is surprisingly light and upbeat and goofy. The goofiness would be cringe inducing if Spinnin' wasn't so artificial and fanciful. It feels like an elaborate stage play with free form dance and rainbow colored sets. More layers of intentional artificiality are provided by artsy film effects such as over saturated colors, B&W clips, purposely rough edits, and intentional looking wear on the film.

The music in Spinnin' film is great modern indie pops that helps keep the film from seeming too much like a Rainbow Family Gathering Production.

Had Spinnin' been half an hour or 45 minutes long the reaction to the film would have been "Wow! That was neat!"

But at 110 minutes long Spinnin' is probably best viewed with a pitcher or two of sangria or projected on an outdoor wall with an herb fueled drum circle improvising a supplementary soundtrack and dancers with rainbow ribbons spinning all over the place.


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