Watch Spanish Fly
- 1 hr 32 min
Spanish Fly is a comedy film about an eclectic mix of patrons at a Los Angeles bar who are all given a powerful aphrodisiac love potion in the form of a mysterious dust. Once they are slipped this aphrodisiac, the audience is treated to a look at how this group of oddball strangers reacts to a sudden increase in arousal over the course of 90 minutes. The ensemble cast, which includes the hilarious Carlos Alazraqui and veteran b-movie actor Joe Estevez, bring a believable atmosphere to the film's off-the-wall concept, grounding it firmly in reality while remaining incredibly entertaining.
Utilizing the same single-shot technique that famous director and master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock created back in the late '50s, Spanish Fly director Will Wallace presents the story in real-time. This means the film takes place over 90 minutes and is exactly 90 minutes long, appearing as if it were filmed in one continuous shot, thanks to inventive camera tricks. It's no surprise that Wallace was awarded Best Comedy Feature at the Deep Ellum Film Festival in 2003, as Spanish Fly delivers a veritable cornucopia of belly laughs and consistently keeps the audience surprised by taking the plot in directions they would never expect.
Constantly clever and often hilarious, Spanish Fly is a great little independent film for fans of raunchy comedy that pack major surprises. While most of the cast are pretty much unknown, other than the aforementioned Alazraqui and Estevez, they still deliver fantastic performances that will make you wonder why they haven't been in major motion pictures. It's clear that Wallace, an established actor himself, knows how to direct actors to get the best possible performances. As a director, he also was sure to enlist a top-notch cinematographer, as the camera movements are so perfectly fluid that you will begin to feel like you're in the club with the characters.