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The Spectacular Now


Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Dayo Okeniyi View All


James Ponsoldt (Director), Scott Neustadter (Screenplay), Michael H. Weber (Screenplay) View All

Release: Aug. 2nd, 2013
Runtime: 1 hour, 35 minutes
Sutter, a popular party animal unexpectedly meets the introverted Aimee after waking up on a stranger's lawn. As Sutter deals with the problems in his life and Aimee plans for her future beyond school, an unexpected romance blossoms between them.
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Plot: Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plan...

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Unfortunately that left me feeling unfulfilled for what the rest of the film could have been.
It feels realistic and believable, almost to a fault - Teller and Woodley have strong enough chemistry and sell their relationship rather well (both the highs and lows) but it feels like something that belongs in a film with more of a plot than this rather meandering affair (which only seems to get serious about its developments in its second half).