• The Spectacular Now (2013)

The Spectacular Now

Release Date: August 2nd, 2013

DVD Release Date: January 14th, 2014

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

Production Co: Andrew Lauren Productions

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    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

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Ordinary in some ways and extraordinary in others, The Spectacular Now benefits from an exceptional feel for its main characters on the parts of the director and lead actors. show more

  • 75
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia Inquirer

    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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