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EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Behind-the-Scenes of 'The Spectacular Now,' On DVD & Blu-Ray 1/14

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! January 7, 2014 at 4:27PM

Check out a TOH! exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for "The Spectacular Now," starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley as high school sweethearts. A24's Sundance breakout arrives on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, January 14.
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Check out a TOH! exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette for "The Spectacular Now," starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley as high school sweethearts. A24's Sundance breakout arrives on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday, January 14.

We're fans of director James Ponsoldt's well-acted, earnest and tough coming-of-age romance. Woodley picked up a Gotham nomination for Best Actress back in October. Both Woodley and the screenplay are up for 2014 Independent Spirit Awards.

The video, below, highlights the co-writers (Michael Weber and Scott Neustadter, who also re-teamed with Shailene on the upcoming "The Fault in Our Stars") talking how the source material was an honest portrayal of the complexity of being a teenager, and how important that was to retain in the film.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.