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The Spectacular Now (2013)

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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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Storyline

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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Box Office

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$197,415, 4 August 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,851,969, 22 November 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Thomas McDonnell was originally cast in the role of Sutter Keely. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dan: If I was your father, this is where i might give you a lecture or something, you know, about what you're doing to yourself.
Sutter: You know what Dan, if you were my Dad, you wouldn't have to.
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Featured in The 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards (2014) See more »

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New Theory
Written by Washed Out (as Ernest Greene)
Performed by Washed Out
Courtesy of Mexican Summer
By arrangement with Terrorbird Media
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There's nothing spectacular about this movie.
23 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

OK, there is... the title. But that's it. From the reading of the title til' the end of the movie, you will just go through a very average movie, based on a very average script. The story of a young lost man who feels completely uninterested in his future and just wants to live the now. We then realize that his missing father disappeared when he was a kid, and he tries to find him again. Only to discover that his father doesn't give a damn about him (what a surprise). But the important part is really the young man finding love in the most unlikely girl. In fact, she is so different that it's almost impossible to sense any chemistry between them during the movie. But since the director decided they should be together, it is what happens. I don't know, maybe I am too harsh, cause there was an attempt at doing something decent, but I love cinema, and this really left me completely flat.


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