AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Share
08:24 PM on 01/21/13 
#1
Offline
User Info.
TJ Wells
i'll see you at the movies.
TJ Wells's Avatar
Portland, OR
Male - 27 Years Old
Definitely my most anticipated coming out of Sundance (aside from Before Midnight, of course). Woodley's performance in The Descendants was my #1 supporting female of last year, and Teller blew me away with his few scenes in Rabbit Hole. The comparisons to The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Adventureland certainly help as well. Ponsoldt has a seriously bright future.

Quote:
This adaptation of Tim Tharp’s novel The Spectacular Now captures the insecurity and confusion of adolescence without looking for tidy truths. Young actors rarely portray teens with the maturity that Teller and Woodley display, and they are phenomenal together. THE SPECTACULAR NOW is a funny, compassionate and poignant love story written by (500) DAYS OF SUMMER scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, directed by James Ponsoldt (SMASHED) and produced by Tom McNulty, Shawn Levy, Andrew Lauren and Michelle Krumm.



Starring Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley, Mary-Elizabeth Winstead, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bob Odenkirk, and Brie Larson.
08:28 PM on 01/21/13 
#2
Online
User Info.
Tetragrammaton
Regular Member
Tetragrammaton's Avatar
Male - 26 Years Old
Woodley's performance in The Descendants was my #1 supporting female of last year.

Why do you separate men and women?
08:31 PM on 01/21/13 
#3
Offline
User Info.
thesinkingship
Hummingbirds who lost the plot
thesinkingship's Avatar
Missouri
Woodley was pretty underwhelming in The Descendants. Nothing special.
11:25 PM on 01/21/13 
#4
Offline
User Info.
phaynes1
AP.NET ILLUMINATI
phaynes1's Avatar
Columbia, SC
Male - 25 Years Old
Yeah definitely have my eyes on this one.
01:27 AM on 01/22/13 
#5
Offline
User Info.
TJ Wells
i'll see you at the movies.
TJ Wells's Avatar
Portland, OR
Male - 27 Years Old
Why do you separate men and women?
To give wider recognition to a variety of performances. Though if I go by what I assume you're asking, she'd still be in my top 3 of last year. I was blown the fuck away.
04:30 AM on 01/22/13 
#6
Offline
User Info.
aradiantsunrise
i get what i want
aradiantsunrise's Avatar
Coral Springs, FL
Male - 28 Years Old
Seems like something I'll enjoy a lot.
05:38 AM on 01/22/13 
#7
Offline
User Info.
brandon_260
.
brandon_260's Avatar
Jasper, Alberta
Male - 21 Years Old
The comparisons certainly turn me off from this film, but Ponsoldt's debut was a huge surprise last year.
12:29 PM on 01/22/13 
#8
Offline
User Info.
on_the_stereo
We're All Wednesday, Aren't We?
on_the_stereo's Avatar
United Kingdom
Male
This sounds very promising and I hope it gets a UK release too. Shailene Woodley was outstanding in the Descendents and all the reviews of this film I've seen have been very positive.

Will check out the book before the film too.
06:42 PM on 01/22/13 
#9
Offline
User Info.
lucygray
often imitated, never duplicated
No Avatar Selected
Female - 23 Years Old
This and Fruitvale were the two I couldn't wait to hear about and they both got great reviews so I cannot wait to see it. It's also kind of insane how great of an actress Shailene Woodley is when she's working with the right material.

Also, I read the book this was based on and a script that was floating around and both are just really great.
06:45 PM on 01/22/13 
Offline
User Info.
phaynes1
AP.NET ILLUMINATI
phaynes1's Avatar
Columbia, SC
Male - 25 Years Old
The comparisons certainly turn me off from this film, but Ponsoldt's debut was a huge surprise last year.

It wasn't actually his debut but yeah.
06:53 PM on 01/22/13 
Offline
User Info.
brandon_260
.
brandon_260's Avatar
Jasper, Alberta
Male - 21 Years Old
It wasn't actually his debut but yeah.
O!
12:15 AM on 04/21/13 
Offline
User Info.
Little Ferret
Play that tune
Little Ferret's Avatar
North Carolina
Male - 25 Years Old
Just saw this. It's this generation's Say Anything... Take that for what you will. Shailene Woodley is absolutely fantastic, and this is coming from someone that wasn't that taken with her in The Descendants.

Oh, and Kyle Chandler is perfect. Totally against type for him, and he nails it.
06:36 AM on 04/21/13 
Offline
User Info.
popdisaster00
Two years is a long time to pretend
popdisaster00's Avatar
Twin Cities, MN
Male - 25 Years Old
Really anxious to see this.
07:55 PM on 04/21/13 
Online
User Info.
Star Slight
...
Star Slight's Avatar
Interested
12:29 PM on 06/19/13 
Offline
User Info.
Recovery Room
\
Recovery Room's Avatar
Neverland
Male
I need to see this now. Apparently not coming out until the beginning of August. Boo.



NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
AP.net Podcast on iTunes
UnderTheGun
Purevolume
Chorus.fm | @jason_tate