The Spectacular Now
The Spectacular Now - Trailer
Director James PonsoldtYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Sutter Keely thinks he has the perfect life; he's a high-school student with a car, a job he loves, a gorgeous girlfriend and the ability to make friends wherever he goes. Rather than thinking about his future and what graduation will bring, he's perfectly contented to take each day as it comes. It only becomes a curse when his girlfriend dumps him, but things take a different turn in his life when he wakes up after a particularly alcohol-fuelled night only to find himself in someone else's yard with a concerned looking Aimee Finicky next to him. Aimee's the good girl, who's never had a boyfriend and puts her focus on her future. Sutter finds himself falling in love and coming round to the idea of a quiet life, but thinking about the future has made him wonder if he should factor in Aimee's at all.
This angst-filled teen rom com has been adapted by screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber ('Friends with Benefits', '500 Days of Summer', 'The Pink Panther 2') from the novel of the same name by Tim Tharp. It has been directed by James Ponsoldt ('Smashed', 'Off the Black') and won the Special Jury Prize, while being nominated for the Grand Jury Prize, at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Starring: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead , Bob Odenkirk, Kaitlyn Dever, Andre Royo, Dayo Okeniyi, Gary Weeks, Nicci Faires, Masam Holden, E. Roger Mitchell, Whitney Goin