Opens Aug 2

By Anthony Breznican
Updated April 12, 2013 at 04:00 AM EDT

”I’m the coolest dude in school,” says Miles Teller (21 and Over) of his character in the coming-of-age romance that premiered to great acclaim at Sundance earlier this year. ”He’s that guy you want at the party. High school is his world.” When he falls for a quiet, seemingly lonely classmate, played by The Descendants‘ Shailene Woodley, he thinks he’s opening up that world for her. ”She’s not a wallflower. She’s extremely intelligent and chooses not to have a lot of friends,” says Woodley. So who’s saving whom? Like the best love stories, both sides come out ahead.

The Spectacular Now

  • Movie
  • R
  • 95 minutes
  • James Ponsoldt