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[CAPSULE REVIEW] THE SPECTACULAR NOW is the most refreshing representation of teens in years

Sundance breakout The Spectacular Now might appear to be just another coming-of-age indie on the surface, but this surprisingly unconventional, affecting and authentic portrait of adolescence is in fact the genre’s freshest entry in years. Screenwriters Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber ((500) Days of Summer) and director James Ponsoldt (Smashed) — working from Tim Tharp’s novel — pull off an impressive …

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[WATCH] Shailene Woodley discusses THE SPECTACULAR NOW on THE DAILY SHOW

The adorable, talented Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) stopped by The Daily Show tonight to promote her latest film, The Spectacular Now — which I was unexpectedly blown away by at its recent NZIFF screening. After getting off to an endearingly awkward start with a handshake/hug mix up, John Oliver quizzed her on coming-of-age films, American high schools, and …

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