Movie Review 3-Watertowers(The Not Spectacular Now)

Sutter (Miles Teller) is the high school flirt and go-to-guy for alcohol. His most recent girlfriend caught him smoozing with someone new and dumped his ass. Devastated, Sutter “did what any gentleman would do….he got a brand new girlfriend“.

the spectacular nowAimee (Shailene Woodley) is a “good girl”.  Never in trouble, never had a boyfriend, does her mother’s paper route when her mother has been up partying the night before, smart, good grades, accepted to a university in Philadelphia.

Until she met, and fell for, Sutter.

Now, following Sutter’s lead, Aimee drinks alcohol from a flask and otherwise partakes in non-good-girl stuff. But, Sutter does help her make the decision to go to college, and Aimee helps Sutter realize he is a total dick.

“The Spectacular Now” is one hour and thirty five minutes long.  The first hour is deadly boring……two teens talking….incessantly. When Sutter’s estranged Dad, Tommy (Kyle Chandler), shows up 35 minutes from the end the movie picks ups and saves it from a 2 WaterTower rating. Want to see a couple of good movies with Teller and Woodley??  Watch “Divergent” and “Insurgent”.  Skip this one, unless you need some boredom or really love these two or Kyle Chandler (like we do).  Not for kids.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this using Google Play on Chromecast.

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Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (, Technology (, and Movie Review ( blogger.

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