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The Spectacular Now

Overview


Genre :

Drama, Comedy

Release Date :

August 02, 2013 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

James Ponsoldt

Starring :

Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bob Odenkirk, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyle Chandler, Andre Royo, Dayo Okeniyi, Kaitlyn Dever, Masam Holden

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : A-

“..while "The Spectacular Now" wins a lot of points for avoiding conventional scenes, there is a somewhat obnoxious framing device..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
4 of 4

“..The Spectacular Now is a wryly funny, compassionate and wise portrait of teens on the cusp of adulthood..”
by Claudia Puig [USA Today]
“..the movie has a deep, touching nostalgia for the romance of teenage life, and that, in a way..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
5 of 5

“..it's a perfect start for this culturally astute drama, spiked with enough comedy to make it splendidly intoxicating to watch..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
4 of 5
Reviewed by The Spectacular Now [Time Out New York]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]

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