References to a father cheating on his wife while married. A teen girl says that her father had died from a drug overdose, explaining that her older sister had found him dead and had to close his eyelids. In the end it is implied that the alcoholic character has sobered up. It shows the importance of fathers and the need to become more responsible. Sutter Miles Teller is that guy everyone likes, you know the life if any party. Sutter also likes to drink, and not the typical teenage drinking, he goes as far as carrying a flask and even putting alcohol in anything he drinks.
Sutter Keely lives in the now. Acting was superb but depressing on many fronts. A teen girl has her shirt tied under her bust; she is wearing a bikini under the shirt and a portion of her bare torso is visible. Sexual content includes a quick flashback scene of a characters girlfriend thrusting on top of him during sex but not explicit. He tells her to get out of the car on the side of the road, at which point she gets hit by a passing vehicle in a shocking incident that appears to kill her but actually merely breaks her arm. The characters engage in safe, but not graphic sex. A young woman and her teenage brother discuss how their father had cheated on their mother.
Can he overcome his personal demons and keep Aimee? A girl sleeps with her boyfriend for the first time - we see them undress on a bed, he puts on a condom and rolls on top of her the scene is a bit lengthy but not explicit showing a partial breast. The movie takes a strong critical look at teenage drinking. Oh My God, God, Jesus. A teen boy and a teen girl dance with their arms wrapped around one another. I know that is a bad description, but where so many coming of age stories fail, this one soars. I truly hope teens like these are more of an anomoly than the norm in high schools today. The boy is shown thrusting slowly while we hear her breathing heavily bed sheets and darkly-lit cinematography cover the nudity.
The film covers alcoholism, but makes it clear that it's use is negatively impacting the characters. It could have made its moral points without any graphic content. Once I got there, it was nothing like what I had thought, and plus we had no kids that looked like James Spader. A teen girl leans over while wearing a tank top and we see her cleavage. He is found by Aimee Shailene Woodley , who knows Sutter from school. There is also drinking and driving on some occasions and smoking.
Sutter realizes his dad is a hopeless alcoholic who abandoned his family. A teen boy and a teen girl are seen sitting on the teen girl's bed and they make a vague reference to them having sex; the girl begins to cry and sends the boy away. It all comes together by the flawless performances by Woodley and Teller who are perfect for each other on screen. Sutter starts to gather interest in Aimee, but all the while hoping to land back with the women he thinks he wants in Cassidy. A teen girl wraps her arms around a teen boy and kisses his shoulder.
The R-rated teen film is far better and more appropriate than any other R-rated teen films right now. The girl's nipples are shown, however. A lot of people think that their high school years were their highest point in their life. But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finecky hovering over him. Depressed and drunk, Sutter fights angrily with Aimee.
Nothing really new here and nothing really spectacular about it, however, the two leads Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley played teenagers very realistically, the acting was spot-on and the story is worthy so I give it 3. The film offers a realistic look at teen romance and stays away from cliches and tropes popular in Hollywood rom-coms. The girl sits up, takes her bra off and falls back on to the bed with the boy on top of her. A teen boy jokes that people defecate in water, and that people should not swim in it we see people swimming in the background. A man implies to his teenage son that he had cheated on the boy's mother while they were married. A budding alcoholic, he's never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified thirst-master cup.
With school ending soon, Sutter is all about the now, and has no idea what his future will hold, he never wants to grow up, because where is the fun in that? While Aimee has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now, yet somehow, they're drawn together. The boy, for obvious reasons once you see the film. I sometimes think what it would be like to grow up in this day and age, well I think I just got to see what life is like today and like this movie it looks spectacular. He makes amends with his mother, thanking her for protecting him from his dad and vowing to stop his own drinking. I loved it, and if anyone has ever been in a teenage romance, they'll know director James Ponsoldt hit the nail on the head. A teen girl wraps her arms around a teen boy as the boy brushes hair back from the girl's face and rubs her arm; they kiss. Now being a middle-aged man this is only a guess, but it sure feels right on.
The Spectacular Now was quite likable but not as great nor different as I was hoping. At first, Sutter avoids Aimee to make her go away, but eventually he feels empty and drawn to her. The personalized flask was disturbing to me, as was the excessive swearing by the teens. I mean you have no worries, no responsibilities, you just live life. However, Sutter longs for his estranged father, and this drives him to drink.