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Live in the moment.  In itself, this adage is positive and helpful, but can it go too far?  Can people invest themselves so much in the present that it becomes a detriment to their future?  This is the question raised by James Ponsoldt’s (Smashed) brilliant love story film, The Spectacular Now.  Hit the jump to read my Blu-ray review of the movie. The film opens with the extroverted Sutter (Miles Teller) attempting to crank out a college application essay before getting distracted.  Sutter has always been the life of the party.  His charismatic ebullience helps him to charm those around him: his friends, his girlfriend, and his employer, played by Bob Odenkirk (Breaking Bad), all the while barely concealing his alcoholism.  However, an unexpected breakup leaves him hurt and confused.  After an intense bender, he wakes up confused on the lawn of his reserved and insecure classmate Aimee, played »

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