February 25, 2018

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A Fraught First Love, Straight Up | SLJ Reviews ‘The Spectacular Now’ Film

Director James Ponsoldt’s sharp take on Tim Tharp’s 2008 novel (Knopf) gives The Spectacular Now a higher level of maturity and complexity than most young adult book-to-movie adaptations. The film, starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller, arrives in theaters on August 2.