The Spectacular Now

R| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
An innocent, bookish teenager (Shailene Woodley) begins dating the charming, freewheeling high-school senior (Miles Teller) who awoke on her lawn after a night of heavy partying.

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Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: A24

The Spectacular Now (2013)

Release Date: August 2nd, 2013|1 hr. 35 min.

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  • James Ponsoldt's funny and touching coming-of-age tale covers old ground with disarming freshness. show more

  • A movie of uns — unforced, unhurried, unpretentious. Though it's sometimes underdramatized, this story of adolescents on the brink of adulthood is refreshingly, and endearingly, unlike the overheated features that have come to define the genre. show more

  • The Spectacular Now feels genuine in almost every respect, from the unflashy cinematography and the sparingly deployed music cues to the natural, unhurried performances of its two stars. They will get to you, truly. show more

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  • September 24, 2013 roeaton
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    WORST OF THE WORST! Walked out after forty five minutes! A waste of money and time!

  • September 18, 2013 dk00000000165635
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    This reminded me of Lost in Translation (Bill Murray 2003). It was realistic, but NOT entertaining. Now I know why I never went back to MHS reunions.

  • September 13, 2013 resz1987
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    really enjoyed this film...well-acted, realistic. Highly recommended.

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