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
   After the night of the party, Sutter ignores Amy for two weeks. She doesn't call him. Amy calls Sutter and it is less than 2 weeks.
   Sutter and Caddidy end up naked in bed and she cries because she likes Marcus. They agree to meet every Thursday. The don't end up naked. They have a serious talk about the future and going to college.
   When Marcus finds out they have been meeting, he waits outside Sutter's work. Sutter waits inside with his boss for fear that he is going to be beaten up. He goes out and they talk. Marcus comes into the store and pushes Sutter but then they talk.
   Sutter goes to his sister's party alone after work. He is drunk and stones and sets fire to a suit in his sister's closet. He gets grounded because of it. He takes Amy to the party, and he isn't stoned and there is no fire.
   Amy tells Sutter that her father died because of an addiction to sniffing gas. They are alone. Amy tells the story at Sutter's sisters dinner party. She says that her Dad died from a drug overdose.
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