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The Spectacular Now

August 16, 2013 | 1h 36m

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Director

James Ponsoldt

Cast

Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Dayo Okeniyi, Bob Odenkirk, Andre Royo

Producer

Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren, Michelle Krumm, Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber, Matt Medlin, Marc Shmuger, Ruth Mutch, Dan Cohen, Billy Rosenberg, Katie Willard Troebs

Writer

Scott Neustadter, Michael H Weber

Synopsis

With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with "the good girl" Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths. The film was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer) and also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Awards

  • James Ponsoldt Winner for the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival for Grand Jury Prize for Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature
  • Michael H Weber Co-Nominee for the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
  • Miles Teller Co-Winner for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting
  • Scott Neustadter Co-Nominee for the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay
  • Shailene Woodley Co-Winner for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival for U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting
  • Shailene Woodley Nominee for the 2014 Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
  • Winner for the 2013 National Board of Review Award for Top Independent Films

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