The Spectacular Now (2013)
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This adaptation of Tim Tharp's novel The Spectacular Now captures the insecurity and confusion of adolescence without looking for tidy truths. Young actors rarely portray teens with the maturity that Teller and Woodley display, and they are phenomenal together. THE SPECTACULAR NOW is a funny, compassionate and poignant love story written by (500) DAYS OF SUMMER scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, directed by James Ponsoldt (SMASHED) and produced by Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew
Aug 2, 2013 Limited
"The Spectacular Now" wins a lot of points for avoiding conventional scenes
A sincere, refreshingly unaffected look at teenagers and their attitudes about the future.
The Spectacular Now does not come close to earning that certain kind of isolation that teenagers feel, certainly never coming close to equaling the year in Charlie's 'Wallflower' existence.
Young adulthood is rarely portrayed with such conviction, in a manner that connects with both its core teen audience and a wider adult demographic.
A star-making part for Miles Teller. Along with PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER, one of the best coming of age movies of our generation. John Hughes would be proud.
Written by the screenwriters of (500) Days of Summer, the film injects some hard-won poignancy into the tale of a young man wavering on the precipice of adulthood.
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