Sometimes we go to the cinema and watch a romantic comedy. We either like it or not, but there's not much to say, it is a story full of stereotypes that we've seen in many other movies. The Spectacular Now changes this. It is not a romantic comedy, even if it can seem it is. It is a reflexion about childhood and adulthood.
The film brakes all the things we thought we were going to see and lets us explore in the teen years of many people - like he insecurities about the future, facing your fears. Sutter (Miles Teller) is a popular guy that has a job in a men's clothing shop and a popular girlfriend. Instead of being a super attractive guy, Sutter is a normal guy that preaching the carpe diem topic and being humorous nearly all the time and trying no to think about the future. When he meets Aimee (Shailene Woodley), a girl that goes to the same school that him he starts a journey that is going to change everything he thought that was alright. This is the main part of the film were Sutter discovers that there's people that love and appreciate him and that want him to do the right thing. More importantly, they want him to think about the future, the adulthood.
So this film becomes an incredible, funny but also sad film because it makes us see the difficulties of the step forward to being adult. Miles and Shailene Woodley really have a chemistry in the movie and make really good performances.
It is, in fact, very different from all the commercial movies that have been made.