Every now and then, a movie comes along that is wonderful in its simplicity. A film that is pure and very uncomplicated.
Recently, I had time to relax and enjoy one such motion picture. Entitled, “The Spectacular Now”, this film is very refreshing in the sense that it draws its strength from its storyline and the superb performances of the actors. It contains no explosions, no special effects, and unlike most films produced nowadays, this one doesn’t delve on science fiction plots.
Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and Kyle Chandler and directed by James Ponsoldt, The Spectacular Now is a drama without the continuous heavy crying and screaming we’ve grown accustomed to with stereotypical films of the same genre.