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The Spectacular Now [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 01/14/2014
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (56 out of 63)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • "Then To Now: making The Spectacular Now"
    • 4-part featurette:
    • "Inception" - defying hollywood
    • "Cast" - finding the voice
    • "Aesthetic" - authenticity counts
    • "Real" - bringing it all to life
    • Audio commentary with director James Ponsoldt
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Spectacular Now
    Tim Tharp's unsentimental tale of adolescent frustration comes to the screen in this comedy-drama following the story of a sociable high-school senior whose self-delusion shattered by his emerging friendship with an unpopular classmate. Sutter Keely is one of the most popular kids in his class. Outgoing and fun-loving, he's completely oblivious as to what awaits him beyond high school. Lately, however, his drinking has started to become a problem. So when Sutter's girlfriend breaks things off, he reaches for the bottle without hesitation. Awakening in the grass under the gaze of studious, practical-minded sci-fi nerd Aimee Finicky, he isn't quite sure how he got into such a predicament. Over time, however, the two teens who couldn't be any more different on the surface realize they have more in common than either ever suspected. Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Miles Teller
      Miles Teller - Sutter Keely
    • Shailene Woodley
      Shailene Woodley - Aimee Finecky
    • Brie Larson
      Brie Larson - Cassidy
    • Jennifer Jason Leigh
      Jennifer Jason Leigh
    • Kyle Chandler
      Kyle Chandler - Thomas Keely



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 63 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great coming of age story.

      Posted
      Trav606
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      This movie made my hear swell with emotion. The teen love genre is littered with junk and this film takes all the cliches and annoyances of them and replaces them with humans. Flawed, interesting, humans who are unsure of the future and scared by the past. This story is so involving and well handled that I could have started the film over again once it was done just so I could take the journey again. Miles Teller and Shailene Woodly are perfection in this. There is a whole crop of young, talented actors coming up in Hollywood right now that makes me feel secure that the future is promising and these two are in that group. Another performance worth noting is Kyle Chandler who is one of those actors who keeps popping up and has slowly made me a believer and a big fan of his. This is one of the best stories we will get all year. It is touching, heartfelt and real. You will come out having felt most emotions you are capable of and your cup will be overflowing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Top 10 for 2013

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      2late420k
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      The Spectacular Now is easily in my Top Ten list for 2013. This beautiful, little film about two teenagers finding each other is the ultimate coming of age story. Director James Ponsoldt has taken Tim Tharp's fantastic novel and slowly immerses the characters into falling in love while the audience watches. I cannot say enough about Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley's strong chemistry together which results in strong performances. Nothing seems like dialog, just words flowing from their mouths in such a natural way. What makes this film so perfect is the casting. Actors & supporting actors look and talk like high school seniors. Neither are traditional Hollywood "faces" you usually find in movies like this. Overall, this film is a perfect slice of a spring romance, flawless in almost every way. My only drawback (& it’s not even the film it self’s fault) is the lack of extras, which are pretty bare bones. Buy this movie!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Coming of Age

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      BestManME68
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      Haven't seen one like this before. Miles Teller is a breakout young star as a high school kid with everything going for him - and a drinking problem. Attracted to a fellow classmate - who doesn't fit his usual bill - beautifully played by Shaileen Woodley (from "The Descendants") - who likes him for who he is - and also - unfortunately - for who she didn't know he was - it goes places I didn't expect or see coming. You become invested in these characters and the ride is bumpy - but exhilarating. I suggest you buy a ticket and come along. Very well done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Boring!

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      bboop5
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      At the time I bought the movie, I had a reward certificate to use and I couldn't find anything I really wanted or needed so I found this movie that had just been released and thought this movie might be a cute teenage romance, so I thought I would give it a shot. The storyline had promise but Shailene Woodley's adaptation of "Aimee" was a little too exaggerated as the shy teenage girl. Also, Aimee's character was just so NAIVE. It was horrible. I wish I would have used my time and money on something else because I will not get any of them back.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I loved this movie!

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      SpencersFolly
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      This is one of those films that comes out of nowhere, grabs you by surprise and makes you wish there was more to see when the credits start to roll. I loved the protagonist and the relationship he fosters with the young girl. It seemed real and never bordered on cliche. His problems were real-world and not some contrived Hollywoodish problem so prevalent in most of these types of films. Watch this, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Rare Gem

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      Kimbe
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      To me this movie is another rare gem, almost like The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It is not the typical high school love story that has been portrayed in the past couple years. It is almost a movie to where you don't know the darkness or depression behind someone that is very bright and bubbly and somewhat is a social butterfly. Both main characters have a huge dark back story behind them.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Solid movie

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      Kaytif
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      I prefer a movie about teens to be about more than wanting to hook up with other teens. This movie has that, sure, but is way deeper. Miles Teller was very strong in this, although I do fear he plays variations of the same character in everything he's in. I would certainly recommend this movie, if only as an antidote to the plethora of crummy teen movies out there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Definitely a great movie

      Posted
      SongBird

      I've been wanting to see this movie for sometime. And I have to say that I am very impressed. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I would. I'm a big sucka for movies with love and all the other stuff that comes with it lol. It also sends a message which I love. It tells a story and has a moral at the end. Great movie. TEARJERKER!!!!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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