Based on the beloved book by Tim Tharp, The Spectacular Now is the story of Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) â€“ high school senior, effortless charmer, and self-proclaiemd â€œlife of the partyâ€ â€“ and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with the â€œnice girlâ€ Aimee Fineky (Shailene Woodley). While Aimee dreams of the future, Sutter lives in the now. And yet somehow, theyâ€™re drawn together. What starts as an unlikely romance becomes a sharp-eyed, straight-up snapshot of the heady confusion and haunting passion of youth â€“ one that doesnâ€™t look for tidy truths. The film was directed by James Ponsoldt and 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.