The film centers around Sutter, a high-school student and also a playboy. His life is changed when he meets Aimee. Aimee encourages him to find his father, who disappeared when Sutter was 9. Sutter visits his father, Tommy, and finds that Tommy is in love with another woman and that Tommy does not care about him that much. Sutter feels frustrated and begins to suspect that nobody loves him.
This is a pretty innovative coming-of-age film, which avoids the typical genre clichés. The title is "The spectacular now", and in the movie, two people try to live at the present. The first one is Sutter, who do not care about the future at all. In the end he realizes that while living in the now is OK, there's always another now tomorrow and he will make sure his nows add up to something. The second is his father, Tommy, who easily forgets about the past and lives in the moment. And of course, Tommy's life is a total failure.
Besides, Miles Teller gives the finest performance of his career. Brie Larson, who plays a supporting role, also shows the potential of becoming a star.
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