Spectacular Now, The (R)

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synopsis

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7UP cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. Not a member of the cool crowd, she's different: the nice girl who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they're drawn to each other.

MovieGoer Review

What, exactly, can you do with a genre as well worn as the contemporary coming-of-age story? With such a hefty stockpile of high school graduation movies, new entries are bound to entertain apprehension and low expectations. What could The ... MORE

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synopsis

Sutter Keely lives in the now. It's a good place for him. A high school senior, charming and self-possessed, he's the life of the party, loves his job at a men's clothing store, and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whisky-fortified 7UP cup. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky hovering over him. Not a member of the cool crowd, she's different: the nice girl who reads science fiction and doesn't have a boyfriend. She does have dreams, while Sutter lives in a world of impressive self-delusion. And yet they're drawn to each other.

MovieGoer Review

What, exactly, can you do with a genre as well worn as the contemporary coming-of-age story? With such a hefty stockpile of high school graduation movies, new entries are bound to entertain apprehension and low expectations. What could The ... MORE