In a summer filled with epic films that include superheroes, robots, and monsters, there are still a few other l gems that are worth checking out, like this film... The Spectacular Now. I had the opportunity to see this movie up at Sundance, and I absolutely loved it. It was one of my favorite films at the film fest. You can read my review for it here and watch our video review for it here.
The movie has a solid cast of actors that includes Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kyle Chandler. They were all perfect in this movie. The film is based on Tim Tharp’s novel, and it "captures the insecurity and confusion of adolescence without looking for tidy truths." The movie comes from the writers who brought us (500) Days of Summer, Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, and here's the synopsis:
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 plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7UP cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. Not a member of the cool crowd, she’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they’re drawn to each other.
The movie opens up in theaters on August 2nd. Make sure to check it out!
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