Spencer has an impressive body of work behind her. She’s had recurring roles on Mad Men, Hawthorne, Burning Love, How I Met Your Mother, True Detective, Suits, Rectify, and now, she’s on Timeless. But Spencer didn’t come to the Bustle LA office to chat about her Rolodex of TV roles, instead, she’s here to chat about The Sweet Life, a touching, funny, and heartfelt indie feature she stars in, opposite Chris Messina.
In the film, out now, Spencer plays a deeply depressed and apathetic suicidal woman who finds an unlikely friend (Messina) on her way to the Golden Gate Bridge to end her life. Luckily, the film is a lot more positive than that simple logline conveys.
Popping up on VOD today is The Sweet Life, a charming indie film that isn’t afraid to take a heavy topic and inject some levity into it. It has been cutely described as a “suicidal rom-com” but there’s a bit more to it than that. Chris Messina and Abigail Spencer star as Kenny and Lolita, two strangers in Chicago who realize they have two things in common: they share the same therapist, and they’re both on board with driving out to San Francisco to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge.