The Spectacular Now (2013)

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

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

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 93% / Audience 76%

7/10

Rated R 1 hr 35 mins

GENRES
Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION
James Ponsoldt
CAST
Miles Teller  •  Shailene Woodley  •  Brie Larson  •  Masam Holden

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Miles Teller Sutter
Shailene Woodley Aimee
Brie Larson Cassidy
Masam Holden Ricky
Dayo Okeniyi Marcus
Kyle Chandler Tommy
Jennifer Jason Leigh Sara
Nicci Faires Tara
Ava London Bethany
Whitney Goin Aimee's Mom
Andre Royo Mr. Aster
Bob Odenkirk Dan