Featuring acclaimed performances by Miles Teller (21 & Over) and Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), stars of the upcoming 2014 theatrical release Divergent, the disarmingly powerful The Spectacular Now, arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD UltraViolet) and DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet) January 14th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Following a successful theatrical run via A24, this winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, "hits you like a shot in the heart" (Rolling Stone) with a story that follows high school senior Sutter Keely as his "live in the moment" outlook on life is changed forever when he meets the not-so-average girl next door. From screenwriters Scott Neustadter & Michael H. Weber ((500) Days of Summer, the upcoming The Fault in Our Stars), the film is directed by James Ponsoldt (Smashed), and co-stars Brie Larson (Don Jon, 21 Jump Street), Bob Odenkirk (TV's Breaking Bad) and Dayo Okeniyi (The Hunger Games). It also features Jennifer Jason Leigh (Rush, Showtime's Weeds), and a scene-stealing performance by Kyle Chandler (Rush, TV's Friday Night Lights).
The Spectacular Now Blu-ray
The Spectacular Now DVD
With sly humor and an intensity of feeling, The Spectacular Now creates a vivid, three-dimensional portrait of youth confronting the funny, thrilling and perilous business of modern love and adulthood. Based on the Tim Tharp book, this is the tale of Sutter Keely (Teller), a high school senior and effortless charmer, and of how he unexpectedly falls in love with "the good girl" Aimee Finecky (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 Blu-ray and DVD bonus materials include an extensive four-part "making of" featurette, deleted scenes and audio commentary with Director James Ponsoldt. The Spectacular Now Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Blu-ray/DVD Special Features:
- Deleted Scenes
- - Audio Commentary with the Director
- - "Now to Then: Making The Spectacular Now" four part featurette:
- - "Inception" - Defying Hollywood
- - "Cast" - Finding the Voice
- - "Aesthetic" - Authenticity Counts
- - "Real" - Bringing It All to Life