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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.

Cast: Miles Teller , Shailene Woodley , Brie Larson , Jennifer Jason Leigh , Mary Elizabeth Winstead , Kyle Chandler , Kaitlyn Dever , Bob Odenkirk

Director: James Ponsoldt

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: A24

The Spectacular Now (2013)

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

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  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

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

  • 100
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Original, truthful and moving. show more

  • 100
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A marvel of well-rounded characters, strong performances and disarming chemistry, this deeply felt film is like a loving elegy to the end of childhood. It's easily one of summer's best films. show more

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'The Spectacular Now' Family Review: 5 Things Every Parent Should Know About the Coming-of-Age Romance

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Sandie Angulo Chen on Aug 2nd, 2013 12:30PM

A24 "The Spectacular Now," like "The Perks of Being a Wallflower," is one of those rare and nuanced coming-of-age stories that realistically depicts teenagers doing stupid things, making...

Shailene Woodley on Her 'Spectacular Now' Sex Scene: 'It Is So Real'

Posted by
Laura Larson on Jul 26th, 2013 2:30PM

Michael Bezjian/Getty Shailene Woodley filmed her first-ever sex scene for the teen dramedy "The Spectacular Now," out next Friday, and according to the 21-year-old actress, it's her favorite...

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