The Spectacular Now

Nothing spectacular happens in this movie – 2/5 The_Spectacular_Now_film

I think I need to stop focusing so much on Rotten Tomato scores when choosing films to watch because I’ve been disappointed in films a few times now that have scores of 90+ percent and never more so by The Spectacular Now.

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Short Term 12

Year: 2013
Director: Destin Daniel Cretton
Screenplay: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr, Rami Malek, Stephanie Beatriz
Length: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rating: 5/5

Grace (Brie Larson) is a supervisor at a home for at risk kids. Alongside Mason (John Gallagher Jr), Jessica (Stephanie Beatriz) and new staff member Nate (Rami Malek). As supervisors not only to they look after and provide activities for the kids at the home but offer friendship and guidance as the children face difficulties and fears of the future, especially for Marcus (Kieth Stanfield) who is nearly 18 and will have to leave the home. All the while Grace is still dealing with the own troubles of her childhood and when she becomes close to new girl Jayden (Kaitlyn Dever) her work and personal life start to collide.

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