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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sutter
... Aimee
... Cassidy
... Ricky
... Marcus
... Tommy
... Sara
... Tara (as Nicci Faires)
Ava-Marie London ... Bethany (as Ava London)
... Aimee's Mom
... Mr. Aster
... Dan
... Holly
Levi Miller ... Erik Wolff
... Doctor
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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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A Pure Gem... Graced With Sparkling Acting. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Aqui e Agora  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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The original draft of the script was focused primarily on Miles Teller's character's battle with diabetes. His habitual drinking of large beverages remains a key feature of the film. See more »

Goofs

When Sutter and Holly are talking on her porch, Holly is looking up in some shots as though Sutter is higher than her (standing?) whereas in others he is looking straight at Holly and not down like he would be if he was standing (or higher). Both their heads are level with the same part of the chairs they are sitting on. See more »

Quotes

Sutter: You're such a good listener.
Aimee: No.
Sutter: Um, alright. You go.
Aimee: I remember, um, I think it was sophomore year, you came to gym class and you were wearing the mascot head and you refused to take it off. Yeah.
[laughs]
Sutter: [laughs] Yeah it was funny.
[laughs]
Sutter: Yeah, no, I mean, like, uh, what's a story about you?
Aimee: About me? Um, I don't really have any stories.
Sutter: What do you mean? Everyone's got a story.
[...]
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Feel Again
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Performed by OneRepublic
Written by Brent Kutzle, Drew Brown, Noel Zancanella and Ryan Tedder
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A high school romance with more emotion and truth than any other
24 January 2013 | by 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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