Film, Reviews
Jun 20, 2018

The Year of Spectacular Men Review

A spectacular coming of age story about two sisters, their mom, who happen to be sisters AND mother and daughters in real life. Starring and producing in this sweet must see movie are: Zoey Deutch, Madelyn Deutch ( also the writer), and their mother Lea Thompson. Wow! What a talented family!

Here is the plot: Izzy Klein has (barely) graduated from college, broken up (sorta) with her boyfriend, and is stranded in New York City with a bad case of pre-real-world millennial-itis. Unsure of what the next step is, her movie star little sister Sabrina convinces her to move back home to Los Angeles and into her shared apartment with movie star boyfriend Sebastian, where they can keep an eye on rudderless Izzy. Emotionally unable to deal with the loss of her father, and slightly distracted by her mother Deb’s newfound love affair with loopy yogi Amythyst, Izzy funnels her energy into dating a colorful bouquet of five complicated and spectacular men: Aaron, Ross, Logan, Mikey, and Charlie, over the course of the next year. Coping just barely with the help of her trusty notebook, she falls in and out of some not so romantic romances, and figures out that when it totally feels like the end of your story, it’s often just the beginning.

This film is beautifully acted and directed. The real relationship of these women shines on screen. With all the super hero, magic, and horror based franchise dominating the film box office, it’s a breath of fresh air. How lovely to see a coming of age dreamed that shines with plenty of heart. So what are you waiting for? Go out and watch ‘The Year of Spectacular Men’.