One of the best movies I’ve seen this year is James Ponsoldt‘s The Spectacular Now. The coming-of-age film chronicles the unlikely relationship between directionless party boy Sutter (Miles Teller) and the quiet, reserved Aimee (Shailene Woodley). It’s one of the few non-documentary films I’ve seen that honestly speaks to the teenage experience, and I encourage you to seek it out when it comes to your city (if it hasn’t already).
Yesterday, I got the chance to sit down with Ponsoldt and talk about the movie. During out conversation, we talked about the film’s journey from Sundance to distribution, the casting process, working with his talented crew, going for nostalgia over sentimentality, his upcoming movies Pippin and Rodham, and much more. Hit the jump to read the interview. Click here to find out when where The Spectacular Now will be playing near you.