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The Spectacular Now

HD   R Closed Captioning

James Ponsoldt

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About the Movie

With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, THE SPECTACULAR NOW 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 H. Weber ((500) DAYS OF SUMMER) and is based on the book, The Spectacular Now, by Tim Tharp. The film also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Bob Odenkirk.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

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93%
  • Reviews Counted: 151
  • Fresh: 140
  • Rotten: 11
  • Average Rating: 7.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: A cleareyed, disarmingly tender teenage romance that bears comparison with the best of its genre, both old ("Say Anything") and new ("The Perks of Being a Wallflower"). – Ty Burr, Boston Globe, Aug 15, 2013

Fresh: The movie captures the raw excitement and heartbreak of adolescence so completely that it manages to replace a seen-it-all jaded heart with the butterflies that accompany fresh experiences. – Stephanie Merry, Washington Post, Aug 8, 2013

Fresh: In The Spectacular Now, the high school seniors look and talk like actual high school seniors. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times, Aug 12, 2013

Fresh: [A] nuanced and unsentimental coming-of-age film. – Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader, Aug 23, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Fantastic

Completely original, fresh story, great writing, and the two leads Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley are incredible to watch. Just loved it.

AMAZING

Shai and Miles are amazing! Totally worth it

Not a feel good movie...

But worth the watch. Emotional, beautiful in its honesty.

The Spectacular Now
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Romance
  • Released: 2013

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