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Now is Good 2012

4.6 out of 5 stars (97) IMDb 7.2/10

A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she'd like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.

Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine
Runtime:
1 hour, 38 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama
Director Ol Parker
Starring Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine
Supporting actors Paddy Considine, Olivia Williams, Kaya Scodelario, Edgar Canham, Joe Cole, Julia Ford, Julian Wadham, Josef Altin, Rakie Ayola, Tom Kane, Franz Drameh, Simon Wilson, Susan Brown, Clare Swinburne, Sarah Hadland, Kate Dickie, Rose Leslie, Sarah Niles
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
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Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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Format: DVD
Went to see this movie on its first showing at the cinema with my best friend and was shocked to realise that it was only myself and my friend in the screen throughout the whole film. Possibly one of the best films I have seen for a while the acting was so true and emotional having read the book countless times before I was worried the film would not live up to the expectations but I need not have worried both me and my friend laughed, smiled and by the end were emotional blubbering wrecks we both left the cinema with puffy eyes. The actors managed to make the whole story seem so real and offered an emotional insight into the horrible disease that is leukaemia, I don't know about anyone else but this film made me appreciate life a lot and realise it is a gift to be cherished not wasted brilliant film, amazing book and as always dakota fanning did an excellent job. I recommend this film 100% guaranteed tears so take lots of tissues!
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This film is such an emotional ride. I went to see it twice at the cinema and really loved it. The actors are all amazing - Dakota did a great job and her British accent is impressive. I was also impressed by Jeremy Irvine who the girls will love. It was also nice to see Kaya Scodelario from Skins who plays Dakota's best friend in the film.

Although I say it's the saddest film I've ever seen, it has lots of laughs which is great. When the film ended no one got up for their seats... Everyone was sat there in silence and most people were crying including men! This film definitely stayed with me and I could not stop thinking about it. I have never been affected so much by a film so bravo to the great writer/director Ol Parker.

Another highlight of the film is the soundtrack - Wow! Songs wise we are treated to the likes of Lana Del Rey, M83, Ellie Goulding and many others. The score is by Dustin O'Halloran is really something special and adds a lot of emotions to the scenes.

To wrap up - You will love this film if you enjoy a good tear-jerker but I would say it would be enjoyed by a varied audience.
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Please don't let the storyline about a girl with a terminal illness put you off. Yes, this film is heartbreakingly sad at times, but it's sensitively made with strong performances, and has humour too. We see how Tessa's prognosis affects everyone around her - her family members, friends and her next door neighbour Adam who becomes her boyfriend - as well as Tessa herself. She tries to pack in as many experiences as she can and to help her she has a list, which includes things like driving and breaking the law, to losing her virginity. Falling in love wasn't part of her plan, but becomes the best thing of all. Eventually though it's inevitable that time is going to run out ...

Intelligent, thought-provoking and moving, the film stayed with me long after the credits rolled. I'll probably go on to read Jenny Downham's book 'Before I Die' on which this was based.

Life is full of moments ... and this incredible film is a reminder that we should all make the most of life and make time for those we care about. Highly recommended.
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Dakota Fanning shows a more mature side to her acting as she stars in this romantic drama which deals with a difficult subject. She handles the role of Tessa with sensitivity and truthfulness which makes her performance more believable, her English accent is also very convincing and shows she can handle a difficult role with ease. Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations) also shows he can be romantic lead and plays Dakota Fanning's love interest very well. It is beautifully shot and shows the English landscape wonderfully. The supporting cast is also very good too, the Dad is especially well-played and plays a protective dad down to a T. Good film for a night in with your friends or other halves, just need tissues at the ready!!
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By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 10 Sept. 2013
Format: DVD
I have not cried while watching a film for a long time, and I was in a good mood, and what I was not expecting is that I would find myself in tears twice during the course of this rather conventional, yes, and rather predictable tale of love, acceptance and death. The film is not celebrating death and does not teach you to accept it (which a lot of the films did recently) - it shows the real devastation and emotional struggle of people whose death is inevitable, and their family and friends. Still, the story is uplifting and inspiring, the acting is good, the soundtrack is worth purchasing and the cinematography (the camera work and some view) is occasionally fantastic.

This teen cancer tragedy is full of well-used clichés, but nothing can overshadow the great performances of the whole team of actors. Dakota Fanning, with an impressive English accent, plays Tessa, a teenager in the process of thinking of and ticking off things from her "list" before the inevitable end. Her struggle turned rebellion is supported by a great array of fantastic performances that make you smile and laugh and cry... Paddy Considine, who plays Tessa's dad, is showing some real struggle in refusing to letting his daughter die. Olivia Williams, who plays Tessa's mother, is also great.

So, a very common plot, but well told and acted admirably. The characters are convincing and the film enjoyable. If you cried watching The Notebook [DVD], you will definitely end up in tears by the end of this film. I also liked the fact that the inevitable death was not over romanticised. There was no doubt that the death was inevitable, and there was no happy ending on the cards.

"Now Is Good" is a worthy film about a difficult subject that is portrayed often, but rarely with such [almost raw] emotions.

The soundtrack was also surprisingly good.
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