Here is a clip for The Spectacular Now, which opens in NY and LA on August 2 and nationwide on August 23. Directed by James Ponsoldt, the film stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller, Brie Larson, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Keep reading to check out the clip that features the first kiss between Aimee (Woodley) and Sutter (Teller), highlighting the end of a sequence filmed in one long take.
Here is a quote from Ponsoldt about the clip:
What Shailene and Miles ultimately did in this scene is so casual and unguarded and spontaneous that some people think the scene was improvised. It wasn’t. Shailene and Miles are just that great as actors — so present, so connected to their roles, and so willing to embrace whatever happens in the moment (bumping into a tree branch or swatting a pesky mosquito, hearing rumbling storm clouds, etc.).
To put it simply, here’s why this scene is one of my favorites: it actually feels like two people falling for each other.
I’ve seen this scene over a thousand times and I still get chills when Miles and Shailene kiss. I’m so, so inspired by their beautiful work.”