In the opening scene of The Spectacular Now, James Ponsoldt’s surprisingly dark and tenderly wrought new film, Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) sits at his computer, working his way through a college application. When he comes to a question about hardship and how it’s prepared him for the future, he pauses and takes a long swig from a bottle of Pabst Blue Ribbon, which betrays the real attitude of this devil-may-care high school senior. He’s not one to plan too far ahead or take things too seriously. Fun-loving Sutter, you see, lives for the moment—the future be damned. Read More
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