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Plot, Details & Awards

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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Plot & Details

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.

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Michael H. Weber Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Scott Neustadter Nominated
2013 Independent Spirit Awards Best Female Lead Shailene Woodley Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 National Board of Review Best Independent Film Won

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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