Los Angeles Times - 07/21/2000
"...SPENT builds steadily and surely through increasing tension and deeply felt portrayals, especially one part of London and Spradling, whose roles are substantial and demanding..."
Director Gil Cates Jr.'s first feature film is stunning examination of the effects addiction and denial have on human relationships. At the core of the film are Max (London) and Brigitte (Spradling), whose relationship is in trouble because of his gambling problem and her drinking problem. When they challenge each other to quit their respective addictions for a month, it becomes clear that each have begun a downward spiral from which neither can easily extricate themselves. Falling back more and more on a pipe dream about getting Jack Nicholson to read his screenplay, Max slowly begins to realize what his gambling is costing him.