Living in the moment is great, when you’ve gotten somewhere in life. When you’re a senior in high school who hasn’t accomplished much of anything, let alone get into a college, living in the “now” is a problem. This problem is the subject of The Spectacular Now, a pretty good adaptation of a novel that’s received a number of accolades.
[rating=2]Starring: Miles Teller, Skylar Astin, Justin Chon, Sarah Wright, Jonathan Keltz, Francois Chau, Russell Hodgkinson, Josie Loren, Christiann Castellanos and Dustin Ybarra Writer(s): Jon Lucas and Scott Moore Director(s): Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
If you judge a lowbrow comedy like 21 and Over strictly by how many laughs and how much box office it generates among its target audience, this is going to be a very successful movie. That doesn’t make it a great film, merely a profitable one. In fact, by the time the opening weekend is over, someone will be making storyboards for Way Over 21 or 22 and Really Over.