The Spectacular Now

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2013 | R | Comedy Drama

A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not so typical "nice girl." more

In Movie Theaters U.S.

Friday, August 2, 2013

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Lee Toland Krieger


Scott Neustadter
Michael H. Weber


Rating MPAA

R 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.
Shooting Locations
  • August 2012: Athens, Georgia, United States

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