When I saw The Spectacular Now, I side-eyed the casting choice for the “life of every party” main character. This guy? He was cute, sure, but not King of High School cute. Then he started moving and talking, and I regretted my shallow assumptions. Miles Teller is absolutely the star of everything, high school or Hollywood. He is mesmerizing and incredibly talented.
But like Ewan McGregor before him (my tiny pubescent self noticed him in The Phantom Menace, but it wasn’t until Moulin Rouge two years later that I fully fell in love with the Scotsman), it took a second movie for Miles Teller to solidify his place in my heart. Continue reading