The Spectacular Now, starring Miles Teller (Peter) and Shailene Woodley (Tris) has made yet another list. Complex named The Spectacular Now one of the Top 25 Most Anticipated Indie films of the summer. In the movie Shailene and Miles play two different kinds of people that are somehow drawn together.
2. The Spectacular Now
Director: James Ponsoldt
Stars: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Bob Odenkirk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Andre Royo, Kaitlyn Dever, Dayo Okeniyi
Release Date: August 2
At first glance, The Spectacular Now seems like your typical coming-of-age flick: a booze-guzzling and uninspired high school senior meets a sweet girl who makes him change his ways. But the film adaptation of the popular Tim Tharp young adult novel isn’t as predictable as it seems. Anchored by affecting performances from Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, winners of Sundance’s U.S. Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting, The Spectacular Now is a moving and thoughtful glimpse into the inherently complicated life of a kid struggling to resolve his inner demons, and the girl who helps him face them. Much like The Breakfast Club and Say Anything, count on the movie to be a staple in the movie collections of teens everywhere.—TA
If you have never heard of The Spectacular Now here is the synopsis:
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 Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they’re drawn together.
The Spectacular Now hits theaters on August 2nd.
Head over to Complex to read the full list.