SPONTANEOUS is the sci-fi movie that will bring a bit of levity to your 2020, and it's is the movie everyone should see in 2020 (well, everyone in high school with parental supervision and above).
SPONTANEOUS Movie Review
SPONTANEOUS is the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up! Based on the YA novel by Adam Starmer, SPONTANEOUS movie does not disappoint.
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I loved the novel SPONTANEOUS, so when I heard the novel was being turned into a movie, I was excited but hesitant (you all know how often the book is better than the movie). SPONTANEOUS movie was all I could have asked for from a movie adaptation of a novel.
With the exception of a bit more language than I would have preferred (speaking as someone who loves a good F-bomb), SPONTANEOUS movie was excellent. Starmer's novel touches on the realization of just how much of life is beyond our control (the theme of 2020!), and how important it is to seize whatever time we’re given. Duffield absolutely captures that in his adaptation of this.
As always, Katherine Langford brings home an Oscar-worthy performance in SPONTANEOUS with her portrayal of Mara. You feel the loss and levity with her character. As someone who experienced the death of friends in high school and college, that aspect of the story is all-too-relateable. As the parent of a teen who has lost friends, Rob Huebel and Piper Perabos's performances as Mara's parents are also all-too-real.
SPONTANEOUS arrives on Premium Video on Demand & for Digital purchase October 6th and in select theatres October 2nd.
SPONTANEOUS movie stars Katherine Langford (“Cursed,” “13 Reasons Why”), Charlie Plummer (“Looking for Alaska,” Words on Bathroom Walls), Yvonne Orji (“Insecure,” Night School), and Hayley Law (“Riverdale”), with Rob Huebel (“Transparent”) and Piper Perabo (“Penny Dreadful: City of Angels”).
Photo: Paramount Pictures
When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding like blood-filled balloons (literally…), seniors Mara (Langford) and Dylan (Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today!
DIRECTED BY | Brian Duffield
SCREENPLAY BY | Brian Duffield
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY | Aaron Starmer
STARRING | Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, with Rob Huebel and Piper Perabo
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL PLATFORMS | Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Google Play, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sony PlayStation Video, FandangoNOW, and more.
Runtime | 101 Minutes
Rating | R for teen drug and alcohol use, language, and bloody images throughout