Timing is everything. Shailene Woodley‘s Mary Jane may be out of Sony’s Amazing Spider-Man 2, but she shows off the chops that won her and co-star Miles Teller a Special Jury Award at Sundance in the first trailer for James Ponsoldt’s The Spectacular Now. Teller stars as a hard-partying high school senior who strikes up a relationship with the nice girl in school (Woodley).
With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, “The Spectacular Now” (directed by James Ponsoldt) creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. This is the tale of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with “the good girl” Aimee Finecky (Shailene Woodley). What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth – one that doesn’t look for tidy truths.The film was written by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (“(500) Days of Summer”) and also features wonderful supporting turns from Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead.