The Spectacular Now

Genre:  Comedy, Drama
Running Time:  99 min.
Release Date: August 16, 2013 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal - August 16, 2013 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver
DVD: January 14, 2014

Current rating: Rating: 3.25
based on 8 votes and 3 reviews
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Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Dayo Okeniyi, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andrew Royo, Bob Odenkirk, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kaitlyn Dever, Masam Holden


Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified thirst-master cup.

But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley) hovering over him. She’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Aimee has dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together.

Based on the novel of the same name by Tim Tharp.

Director: James Ponsoldt
Studio: Entertainment One
Producer(s): Shawn Levy, Tom McNulty, Andrew Lauren, Michelle Krumm
Screenplay: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber
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  • 3 stars "good movie with really strong performances."
  • 5 stars "This movie is a gem. Real, genuine portrayal of young love. Teller and Woodley play the lovers perfectly. It really pulls at the heartstrings and is a story that will stay with you."
  • 4 stars "Great coming of age tale"