Gaby (played by comedian Chelsea Peretti) wants desperately to find love. Recently dumped and close to forty, she feels she doesn’t matter to anyone. Her best friend has her hands full with her own kids, her family doesn’t really understand her, and running her own catering business (mostly weddings) serves as a constant reminder of the love that has eluded her. Gaby’s greatest fear is that she’ll end up alone. After a frenzy of dating leaves her exhausted and demoralized, she admits she might never find love and must create a Plan B. Gaby begins to build a meaningful and connected life. But when a chance romantic encounter with Mr. Right threatens to uproot her, she realizes the value of her life.
I like Peretti as a comedian, and I like her in this film even though one can tell that it didn’t take millions of dollars to make it. Just when you think that the movie is going to become a cliché, it doesn’t, and that is the best part of it.
SPINSTER was written by Jennifer Deyell and directed by Andrea Dorfman. The film is 90 minutes long and is not rated. It is now available on most digital platforms, including iTunes, Amazon, Apple TV, Google Play, and Fandango Now.