HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Handpicked by Chicago Critics, 30 Pairs of ‘The Spectacular Now’ Tix

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CHICAGO – HollywoodChicago.com hooks you up to see the very best movies (large and indie) for free before anyone else can. While we’ve been doing that since 2008, in this rare Hookup we offer up advance-screening tickets to a film that has been specifically handpicked by Chicago film critics.

Welcome to “The Spectacular Now” starring Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller from the writers of “500 Days of Summer” and based on the New York Times best-selling book. In April 2013, the Chicago Film Critics Association (CFCA) became the first association of professional critics to host their own film festival: the Chicago Critics Film Festival.

There, the CFCA handpicked “The Spectacular Now” to be discovered by moviegoers after the CFCA screened it at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, the CFCA honored co-star Shailene Woodley twice with Most Promising Performer and Best Supporting Actress awards for “The Descendants” with George Clooney. (HollywoodChicago.com has four CFCA-accredited film critics.)

In other words, you don’t want to miss “The Spectacular Now”. This coming-of-age comedy/drama “hits you like a shot in the heart”. To help you see why Chicago critics fell in love with the film, we’re once again hooking up our loyal readers with 30 pairs of advance-screening movie passes in this edition of HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film.

“The Spectacular Now,” which is rated “R” and opens in Chicago on Aug. 9, 2013, also stars Brie Larson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Kyle Chandler from director James Ponsoldt and writers Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening. The film won the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance.

To win your free “The Spectacular Now” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our unique Hookup technology below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of winning; this doesn’t intensify your competition or lower your odds!

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Deadline: Entries can continue being submitted through Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
at 11 p.m. CST
. These Hookup winners will be awarded via e-mail that night.

If necessary: To see your entry count on a repeat visit, submit your name and e-mail again.
If you have trouble submitting your entry below, please e-mail Adam Fendelman.

Here is the synopsis for “The Spectacular Now”:

Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) lives in the now. It’s a good place for him. A high school senior – charming and self-possessed – he’s the life of the party, loves his job at a men’s clothing store and has no plans for the future. A budding alcoholic, he’s never far from his supersized, whiskey-fortified, thirst-master cup.

But after being dumped by his girlfriend, Sutter gets drunk and wakes up on a lawn with Aimee Finicky (Shailene Woodley) hovering over him. She’s different: the “nice girl” who reads science fiction and doesn’t have a boyfriend. While Amy has dreams of a future, Sutter lives in the impressive delusion of a spectacular now. Somehow, though, they’re drawn together.

The movie poster for The Spectacular Now starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley
The movie poster for “The Spectacular Now” starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley.
Image credit: A24

This HollywoodChicago.com Hookup is simple! Just get interactive in our unique Hookup technology above. We will award 30 admit-two movie tickets based on social entry numbers and/or randomly via e-mail for our “The Spectacular Now” Hookup. Good luck!

Winners need to arrive early as seats are consumed on a first-come, first-served basis. Since showings are overbooked to ensure a full house, winners are not guaranteed entrance and must arrive early. We recommend arriving at least 45 minutes before the showing’s scheduled start time. HollywoodChicago.com LLC is a promotional partner with the studio and its partners and doesn’t assume any liability for this giveaway. HollywoodChicago.com is not responsible for errors or omissions entered in user submissions. Comments are closed in this Hookup.

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