This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Turns out I was looking forward to seeing Ethan wrap himself in barbed wire and I didn’t even know it was coming.
Look past a few plot holes, and sift through a little exposition, you’ll find that ‘The Spectacular Now’ leans on a wonderful cast to create a heartfelt and honest high school tailspin turned redemptive. There are some mistakes here that would break a similarly trope-saturated story, but I think the scope of this project sets it apart for the good.
Do yourself a favor, open up to this flick. It deserves a shot.