THE SPECTACULAR NOW Movie Review

“The Spectacular Now” follows the life of Sutter (Miles Teller) and his hard partying ways. A high school senior who’s care-free ways cost him his relationship with long time girlfriend Cassidy (Brie Larson). His life seems to spiral out of control and his drinking only intensifies. He has a chance encounter with Aimee (Shailene Woodley) the average good girl.

At first their relationship seems awkward to many. In the beginning it seems Sutter is using Aimee to make Cassidy jealous. Eventually those feelings seem to change and the pair find they have a lot in common. Sutter and Aimee both have family issues that they must confront. Aimee faces her mother about moving away for college. Sutter must confront his mother to find out where his father is.

Sutter has not visited or spoke to his father in years. After a visit to his sister he is given his father Tommy’s phone number and reaches out. Planning a visit to reunite with him. The reunion does not go as planned. The father Sutter remembers turns out to be a childhood memory. Tommy (Kyle Chandler) is an obvious alcoholic who has other interest then spending time with his children. Sutter has a wake up call that he is going down this same track and a change needs to happen and the sooner the better.

“The Spectacular Now” felt like a PSA for alcoholism. From the writers of 500 Days of Summer I expected more. A sluggish moving film that seemed to be going nowhere. The dialogue was boring, the story was endless and it was hard to keep my interest. I kept hoping it would go in a stronger direction, but it didn’t. Nothing spectacular, skip it.

5 Responses to THE SPECTACULAR NOW Movie Review

  1. LGianno says:

    Wow, did you just actually do a summary of everything that happens in the movie? Nobody would need to see it after you just spoiled the whole entire movie–and this movie deserves better. It’s a great movie, everybody seems to see that except you, who was probably too busy twiddling your thumbs.

  2. JRogers says:

    Yeah this girl did NOT get the movie at all – completely missed the point. Her writing and her review are both immature — seems as if she wants her films sugar coated with bright happy endings with a big red bow. This movie is phenomenal. My gf and I both loved it. It’s introspective, meaningful and moving…. And its anything but boring. Better than Perks of Being a Wallflower and i liked that film too. Ignore her insipid review.

  3. Ivan Santana says:

    This is a horrific movie review. Not because I disagree with your opinion of the movie, which I do, but because you essentially described the entire plot. Rotten Tomatoes should stop linking to your site.

  4. Tommy says:

    This review is terrible. This person seems unintelligent, and I don’t think his/her review should haven anything to do with a Rotten Tomatoes score.

  5. Eli says:

    This movie is fucking shit. The main character is a loser who is suposed to be funny and charismatic but he is just stupid in a boring way. He meets a girl who falls in love with him for no reason, at first she is kind of interesting but as the movie and the relationship goes on her personality dissapears and she turns as boring and void as he is. The characters are flat, the plot predictable and very boring, the dialogues are not funny or deep, it’s just another very basic drama about teens growing up, which would not bother me if it wasn’t for the fact that everybody seems to love this piece of crap like it is the best movie ever, what the fuck did you people liked about this? its mediocre at best and has nothing original at all
    So, thank you for doing this review and letting me now that i’m not the only one who thinks this movie is way overrated

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