The Spectacular Now, a new film from members of the team behind (500) Days of Summer, opens this weekend at Sunshine Cinema. Garnering positive reviews as an authentic teen movie in the vein of Dazed and Confused, Say Anything and The Breakfast Club, the film, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and won a special jury award for acting.
The story follows Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior, “effortless charmer, and self-proclaiemd “life of the party”” – and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with the “nice girl” Aimee Fineky (Shailene Woodley). The film also stars Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. It is directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed).
Writer Michael Weber (500 Days of Summer) and Producer Andrew Lauren (The Squid and the Whale) will appear in person on Friday, August 2 for a Q&A after the 9:40pm show and will introduce the 11:55pm show and Saturday, August 3 for a Q&A after the 9:40pm show and intro before the 11:55pm show.