The Spectacular Now

By tnulady
Written August 03, 2013
This movie is a good wake up call to teenagers who are living in the NOW and don't have a clue as to how they will progress into the future. It's great to know that the ordinary smart girl got a break in this movie. Great plot of real-life issues that people from all walks of life can relate and face today.
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GREAT Movie!! Don't miss this one.

By lizard in Arlington
Written August 24, 2013
I new nothing about this moving before going to see it. It was truly one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. The actors were brilliant and the story line could relate to almost anyone, or at lease someone you may know personally. I'm in my early 40's, but I would also highly recommend this film to teenagers and young adults. It really makes you think about what is important in life. GREAT film!
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all timer

By godstevies
Written August 12, 2013
This one is for the ages. Enough of the Notebook already (albeit a great one). This is why we go to the movies and why we take movies seriously. All heart forever.
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the spectacular now

By jamescfoster
Written September 04, 2013
the movie's plot was not compelling. the story was sophomoric and tedious. the lead character was not relatable, and therefore the message of this movie was lost.
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Blame It on the Alcohol

By dolph1n18
Written August 24, 2013
In general, the movie is a film festival, small budget film that is nothing like the trailer we’ve seen … not in tone. It is not the upbeat film with that catchy tune. In the trailer, the film is portrayed much like my beloved ‘Ferris Buehler,’ and that is not how I would describe this film … at all. It’s a good film. The actors and casting are spot on. I thought Miles Teller was perfect as Sutter, and Shaylene Woodley is the film stand out as Amy. Mary Elizabeth Winstead was excellent as Miles’ sister. Jennifer Jason Leigh, who plays Miles’ mother has one stand out scene, and Kyle Chandler, who plays Miles’ father, turns in a very surprising and pivotal performance. While it is a coming of age story about an unlikely teen romance, make no mistake about it ... this film is about alcoholism. And it's about hopes and dreams and how love can hurt. It could become an important film for a younger audience due to the subject matter.
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