A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not so typical "nice girl." more
Release DateU.S.The Spectacular Now was released on
Friday, August 2, 2013 Limited Release
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Rating MPAAR for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens
Storylines 2 more
Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) 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 thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley) hovering over him. She’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Amy has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together.
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Trivia & Production Notes
- Based on the novel by Tim Tharp.
- August 2012: Athens, Georgia, United States