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The Spectacular Now Plot

With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, THE SPECTACULAR NOW (directed by James Ponsoldt) creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with "the good girl" Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth - one that doesn't look for tidy truths. The film was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. (c) a24 Films

Box Office

Budget : $2.5 mn
Box Office : $6.9 mn

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The Spectacular Now Latest Trailers

  • official trailer 1 2013
User Review
  • 5/5

I attended this film's UK premiere at the London Film Festival, and everyone around me cared so much about the characters that I participated in the loudest gasp of shock I'd ever heard coming from a cinema audience. My mouth was gaping wide for a good 20 seconds.

And despite James Ponsoldt's promise, this could only be released on VOD since then.

For Christ's sake, Disney.

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