Get ready for the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up! When students in their school begin exploding (literally…), seniors Mara and Dylan struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last.
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The storyline and acting were just plain bad and painfully slow. The woke comments weren't necessary and did nothing for the movie. If I had seen this at a theater I would have asked for my money back.
This is exactly how I imagine some teenagers feel in the chaotic year of 2020 -- anxious, uncertain, existential, and maybe even reckless or depressed.
If you appreciate movies like Jennifer's Body or Zombieland... you'll love Spontaneous. It's totally different than either of those films, but it does have a campy-horror vibe. The main character, Mara, is outspoken and transparent which makes the journey that more exciting and relatable. Love interest, played by Charlie Plummer, is just as fun to watch as the tender, mysterious guy we know him to be from Looking For Alaska. Can I just say that I'm so happy that this generation has their own version of Chad Michael Murray?
There are hilarious moments, awkward moments, horrific moments, and moments of pure sweetness and romance. Not in a cheesy way, either. It captures the complicated transition of moving into adulthood, all while a crisis/pandemic is happening. It speaks to the times; filled with heartbreaking moments that Katherine Langford is so natural at bringing. She shines in this!
*There are a few political comments made. If you don't have an open sense of humor, it's not for you.
This movie is ripe with metaphorical meaning but film students will be arguing about what those metaphors are for decades. Mara (the main character) was sometimes my all-time favorite heroine and at other times I didn't like her at all. This ironically makes me like her more.
The movie has a good soundtrack and good sound in general which is important to me. The visuals were perfect for Mara's character. I'm not an expert but altogether this felt like an extremely well made film to me. I've not read the novel the movie is based on, but this film is so good I cannot imagine the book would be better. (I rarely feel this way about a film.)
This isn't a typical horror film. It's not a typical comedy. Or drama. I don't know how to categorize it. But it is thought provoking while still being fun in a dark way. I would have ended the film a bit sooner (maybe 30 seconds sooner?) Even so ...
This movie is almost perfect for 2020. Definitely a classic. I look forward to watching it again and again over the next few years to see how my impressions change over time.
This movie is so surprisingly good. It's such a great idea and unique and the script is absolutely amazing. Katherine Langford and Charlie Plummer have great chemistry and were the perfect people to play those roles. Kids spontaneously exploding in high school is the basic plot but with some comedy thrown in. Definitely recommend you watch this!
Whoa, I was not expecting this moving to be so captivating! It's hard to classify--maybe a dark comedy/teen romance? But so thought provoking and entertaining! If you're worried about gore--don't be. It's just a messy splash of red. Just don't make the mistake I did--this is not a movie to watch while you're eating taco soup! Heads up--there's a tiny hint of teen drinking, drug use, and sex if you want to avoid movies with that kinda stuff. This movie was so well done!