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The Spectacular Now

(2013)

Rated R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens.

R In Theaters 08/2/2013 , 95min.
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Viewer Score
90%
Viewer score based on 10 ratings
82%
Critic score based on 41 reviews

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September 24, 2013
roeaton
WORST OF THE WORST! Walked out after forty five minutes! A waste of money and time!
September 18, 2013
dk00000000165635
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
really enjoyed this film...well-acted, realistic. Highly recommended.
September 01, 2013
alexanderw
Great film
August 30, 2013
noraleuck
beautifully acted and moving

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

New York Observer
Thankfully, refreshingly, The Spectacular Now never once feels like a cautionary tale. Full Review
Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice
Director James Ponsoldt gives us long, loose, single-shot courtship scenes, each a marvel of staging and performance. Full Review
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
Given the film's early promise, it's unfortunate how it turns into a largely reductive Freudian character piece in which the main character has to come to terms with his old man. Full Review
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. Full Review
David Denby
The New Yorker
The Spectacular Now goes a little soft at the end, but most of it has the melancholy sense of life just passing by — until, that is, someone has the courage to grab it and make it take some meaning and form. Full Review

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