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The Spectacular Now


This is the tale of Sutter Keely - high school senior, effortless charmer and would-be master of never worrying about the future – and of how he unexpectedly falls in love and also comes to terms with the fear, beauty and mystery of what comes next.

Director: James Ponsoldt

Producer: Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Michelle Krumm, Andrew Lauren

Screenwriter: Scott Neustadter, Michael H. Weber

Cinematographer: Jess Hall

Editor: Darrin Navarro

Music: Rob Simonsen

Additional Credits: Co Producer: Billy Rosenberg, Co Producer: Dan Cohen

Principal Cast: Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler


James Ponsoldt’s first feature, "Off the Black", premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival, his second feature, "Smashed", won Special Jury Prize for its producers at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, and lead actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Ponsoldt is an alumnus of the Sundance Screenwriters Lab.

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