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A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."

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Sutter Keely 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, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky 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. Written by Production

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Rated R for alcohol use, language and some sexuality - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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13 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Aqui e Agora  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$197,415 (USA) (2 August 2013)

Gross:

$6,851,969 (USA) (22 November 2013)
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When Sutter and Aimee are at the prom, they are drinking out of two cups. One cup is blue and one is yellow. When Sutter returns to the table after a dance with another girl, his cup is a different color than it was when he left. See more »

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Sutter: The best thing about now, is that there's another one tomorrow.
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A high school romance with more emotion and truth than any other
24 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A high school romance between an alcoholic, party boy and a more reserved, shy, girl. This movie did an exceptional job of hitting reality. Everything about this movie was believable, and all the actors fit their roles. This movie had a similar feel in style to Ruby Sparks, in that at the heart it was a romance, but there was a lot more too it. Family drama, fear of the future, alcohol, and even friend drama were all in this, just like most teens experience.

In a Q&A afterwords an audience member asked why this was such a idealistic school, and why it didn't have any bullying and the truth is, because even though those exist, most schools don't have a serious problem with it.

Another audience member said they didn't recognize anyone in the movie, and that the lack of makeup made it feel more real. While the lack of makeup is true, this movie has quite the cast list.


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