Movies that feature teenagers and authentically speak to the teenage experience are rare. The Spectacular Now is a rare movie, and one that demands to be seen. The film stars Miles Teller as a young high school student who strikes up a friendship with a fellow student (Shailene Woodley) as graduation and some big life decisions loom closer. The film was met with rave reactions when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year (click here to read my review), and I’m so glad that a wider audience now has the chance to see it. It’s funny, heartwarming, and most importantly, emotionally honest. If you haven’t had a chance to see many indie movies this summer, you’re going to want to make time for this one.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 20 pairs of passes to the Atlanta screening of The Spectacular Now. Hit the jump to find out how you can see the movie early and for free. The film stars Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyle Chandler. The Spectacular Now opens in limited release on August 2nd and expands to Altanta on August 9th.
To enter for a chance to win a code that will allow you to redeem up to 2 admit-one passes, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “THE SPECTACULAR NOW”. The screening is on Tuesday, August 6th at 7:00pm at Regal Tara, so don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Please note that a pass is not a ticket. To guarantee a seat, please arrive at the theater early since seating is first come, first serve.
Here’s the trailer:
And here’s the official synopsis:
With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, THE SPECTACULAR NOW (directed by James Ponsoldt) creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths. The film was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (500) DAYS OF SUMMER and also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.