What's the Difference between The Spectacular Now the Book and The Spectacular Now the Movie?


The Spectacular Now

Released: 2008
Author: Tim Tharp

The Spectacular Now

Released: 2013
Director: James Ponsoldt
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Sutter Keely
Sutter Keely
Portrayed by: Miles Teller
Aimee Finecky
Aimee Finecky
Portrayed by: Shailene Woodley
The Spectacular Now Book vs Movie
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In the Book In the Movie
   Sutter's dad is a fun loving drunk who has lost track of time and his family. He seems like a cranky person.
   Sutter's dad has to leave to take his girlfriend home after she breaks a glass during their fight. He says he is going to drive a girl home who he talked to, but it isn't clear that she is his girlfriend.
   Sutter's dad leaves him 20 dollars for the bill, but it isn't enough. He just tells Sutter to pick up the tab. He doesn't have enough money and asks Amy to help him.
   They wait at Sutter's dad's house for 30 minutes and leave after he doesn't show. They wait and then drive to see he is in a bar with his friends and leave.
   After Sutter kicks Amy out of the car she is hit by a car and she ends up in a field. Sutter goes to find her and she says she doesn't go to the hospital. She goes the next day. She tells her family that he was a hero because they were changing a tire. She goes to the hospital right away and he calls his Mom right away.
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