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There's moments where you really think he's going to do something bad, it has that haunting aspect to it that ...
on May 3, 2016
I'll watch any movie that Roger Ebert rates 4 stars, so naturally I gave this a shot. My first impression was that it was going to be another Perks of Being a Wallflower, but I was thoroughly wrong. The Spectacular Now is indeed a coming of age story, but it's real. It is such a human interest story that any one, even without the same hardship of having a deadbeat Dad, can relate to. Sutter, the films protagonist, is an 18 year old male with a slight drinking problem. He's not the heavy drinker at a party on the weekend guy, instead Sutter totes around a flask in his pocket and takes swigs from it throughout the day. Of course there's a girl, but she's just a vehicle for Sutter's character, and she plays the part. There's moments where you really think he's going to do something bad, it has that haunting aspect to it that you expect from such a vulnerable age group, but what happens is truly spectacular, and the climax is more real than a good book or even a true experience because it doesn't fall completely apart or rise to some perfect happy ending. See for yourself, it is definitely worth the watch.