There is something special about ‘The Spectacular Now’

Miles Teller and Shailane Woodley in 'The Spectacular Now'
Miles Teller and Shailane Woodley in ‘The Spectacular Now’

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.

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’21 and Over’ is lowbrow comedy… for better or worse

From Left to Right: Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin in '21 and Over'
From Left to Right: Miles Teller, Justin Chon and Skylar Astin in ’21 and Over’

[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.

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