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

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