The Spectacular Now Movie

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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

Release DateU.S.

The Spectacular Now was released on
Friday, August 2, 2013 Limited Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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DIRECTOR

Lee Toland Krieger

Screenwriter

Scott Neustadter
Michael H. Weber

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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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