Movie Review: The Spectacular Now

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Enough philosophy already, it’s time for a movie review.

A couple of days ago I watched the movie, “The Spectacular Now”. I chose the movie because of its catchy name and the awesome trailer(click here to watch) and it didn’t disappoint me at all. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tim Tharp. The movie is about a teenage protagonist, Sutter Keely who is very popular in high school and has a part-time job in the neighborhood.

He just has been dumped and as a rebound has fallen in love with a girl, a very nice girl who he stumbled upon after getting drunk and lost. The protagonist goes through quite rough time with his mom, dad, and his new girlfriend. In addition to that, there are other several issues which the movie depicts beautifully.

Compared to other kids, I haven’t had that many hardships… not really. Shit’s… Stuff’s happened, sure, but stuff always happens right? But the real challenge of my life, the real hardship is me. It’s always been me.
Sutter Keely

Enough has been said and written about “the now”. We are told to live in the now and that’s what protagonist did his whole life. Yes, living in the now is an incredible way to live but one has to think about the future too and that’s what the protagonist missed. While everyone else in his class was making plans for college and higher education, he was just living in the now. He ended up having nothing but misery. In the end like every other good movie, he learned his lesson and started making plans for his future.

The best thing about now is that there’s another one tomorrow.
Sutter Keely

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