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‘Spin Me Round’ is an all-you-can-eat Olive Garden parody that doesn’t quite satisfy

“Spin Me Round” isn’t the movie you think it’s going to be. That’s sometimes a good thing, but not always.

The unexpected and offbeat is a valuable quality in a film, as anyone who has seen a Jeff Baena film (“Horse Girl,” “The Little Hours”) knows. “Spin Me Round” has a promising premise and an outstanding cast, including Alison Brie, who co-wrote the film with Baena, as well as Aubrey Plaza (Baena’s wife), Molly Shannon and Fred Armisen. But the grab-bag nature of the plotting proves clunky in places.

It’s never not entertaining — the cast is just too good

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