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Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel




Now on Digital and on Demand

Get ready for the most outrageous coming-of-age love story about growing up…and blowing up! When students in their high school begin inexplicably exploding (literally…), seniors Mara (Katherine Langford) and Dylan (Charlie Plummer) struggle to survive in a world where each moment may be their last. As an unexpected romance blossoms between them, Mara and Dylan discover that when tomorrow is no longer promised, they can finally start living for today!

Featuring: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Yvonne Orji, Hayley Law, Rob Huebel, Piper Perabo
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Looks more interesting that that lazy poster design would suggest.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Got to save as much money as possible these days. Can’t waste money on marketing! Slap that shit together in no time!
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Old 10-09-20, 11:57 AM
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Right? Mismatched lighting on different actor pics, all caps everywhere, Adobe Illustrator "blood" splatter (instead of something more suitably photographic) with what I assume is 'clever' jizz spatter on the title ("because it's about hormonal teens, y'see!"). About an hour's work for a good designer. Who knows, maybe they held a 'design our poster' contest for high schoolers?

At the very end, the copyright line says it's a Paramount Picture (!), which makes the cheap poster even more egregious.

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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Once you realize that your movie is an R-rated teen (black) comedy that is going straight to VOD, I think the incentive to invest energy in a movie poster goes out the window.

Also, given the subject matter, I'm not sure what kind of images they could have used, since they clearly did not want to show the characters covered in blood.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Currently available as $9.99/rental $14.99/own. I had some Amazon digital credits so I rented it and watched last night. Overall, it was pretty good. Langford was great. I've seen Plummer in a few things, he's fine I suppose, but something about him annoys me.

This is from the writer of The Babysitter. It his directorial debut. He has a pretty decent string of previous scripts, as I mentioned in the Love and Monsters thread (another script he has out now). This script was very good too. It does lack a bit directing wise, but I'll forgive that for a first time go around. The explosions are done effectively. There is one sequence in particular that is extremely well done.

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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

This is on sale currently for $2.99 rental.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

I liked this movie. I loved the first half. The second half was a bit of a downer. It didn't ruin the film. But I wish they followed through with the first half until the end.

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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Originally Posted by TheBigDave
I liked this movie. I loved the first half. The second half was a bit of a downer. It didn't ruin the film. But I wish they followed through with the first half until the end.
Just watched this tonight. Pretty much agree here. Like the movie a lot, especially the first half which nailed the dark comedy aspects. Second half became more of a coming-of-age story, which was fine but not nearly as entertaining.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Saw this on Prime.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

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Saw this on Prime.
Saw this on prime or watched it on prime? I saw this on prime as well but didn't watch it.
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Originally Posted by d2cheer
Saw this on prime or watched it on prime? I saw this on prime as well but didn't watch it.
same diff. Watched the whole movie while streaming on Amazon Prime.
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Re: Spontaneous (2020, D: Duffield) S: Katherine Langford, Charlie Plummer, Piper Perabo, Rob Huebel

Saw this last night and kind of hated it. I loathe when they write high school kids to be super "clever". I kept trying to figure out what it was a metaphor for and then it's just "life is unpredictable". -_- Wow. What novel insight.

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