Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, Aug 25th at 5:15pm for The Spectacular Now at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Brian F. wearing a bemused look in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “good girl” Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth-one that doesn’t look for tidy truths. Also starring Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Mary Elizabeth Winstead, The Spectacular Now is directed by James Ponsoldt and written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer).