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The Spectacular Now

The Spectacular Now

by Tim Tharp

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The screenplay for The Spectacular Now was written by the same dream team who did 500 Days of Summer. (Source)

No one wanted to produce the movie at first. Even though the script was totally awesome, they thought it was too dark, and no one would want to see it. They were kind of right: it had a $2.5 million budget and only brought in $200K on opening weekend. (source)

Tim Tharp himself grew up in a suburb of Oklahoma City, just like Sutter. No word on his high school persona, however. (source)

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