Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) has found the key to survival in glamorous Los Angeles: He picks up older, affluent women and shacks up with them, romancing them as they support him. His latest conquest is Samantha (Anne Heche), a lawyer afraid of aging and is willing to go along with his scheme.
But when he meets a waitress, Heather (Margarita Levieva), who knows his game and -- more importantly -- plays it even better than he does, Nikki is smitten. But can they find real love?
Produced through his own company, Katalyst Films, the best contribution Kutcher makes Spread in his easygoing personality, a good old boy affability that has become his trademark.
Whether in an opulent Hollywood Hills mansion or at the counter of a modest coffee shop, Kutcher makes Nikki a stylish metrosexual, that men want to befriend and women want to bed. His standout scenes involve casual moments of conversation and goofball behavior. When Spread turns more emotional and dramatic, Kutcher and the film fail.