The Spectacular Now Movie


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."

U.S. Release Date

The Spectacular Now release date was Friday, August 2, 2013. This was a Limited in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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Directed by

Lee Toland Krieger


Scott Neustadter
Michael H. Weber


Rating MPAA

R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens

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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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