I went to see The Spectacular Now at the Arclight Cinerama Dome. Hopefully my opinion isn’t colored by the curvature of the screen. I came with high hopes; the film has been fairly well reviewed. And I mean c’mon. The movie is called SPECTACULAR!
But I felt it was an uneven unrealistic portrayal of teenage alcoholism. Out protagonist, Sutter Keely is at a turning point in his life. He’s drinking his life away, trying to please everyone but he’s fairly directionless. Spoilers after the jump. Continue reading “The Lackluster Spectacular Now: Not Your Favorite New Teen Film”