The Spectacular Now
by Tim Tharp
The Spectacular Now Theme of Friendship
Questions About Friendship
- Why does Ricky break off his friendship with Sutter? Is it really because of his new girlfriend, or is he troubled by Sutter's life choices?
- Is alcohol more important to Sutter than Ricky's friendship? If so, why? What does it say about Sutter's approach toward friendship?
- Do we see Sutter rejecting overtures of friendship in The Spectacular Now? Why does he seem suspicious of friendship?
Chew on This
Try on an opinion or two, start a debate, or play the devil’s advocate.
In The Spectacular Now, friendship is a fundamentally superficial relationship.
Ricky ended his friendship with Sutter because he matured and Sutter didn't.