Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his ... See full summary »
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Riff-Raff (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Emer McCourt, Jim R. Coleman
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The ... See full summary »

Director: Pearse Elliott
Stars: Ken Stott, Tyrone McKenna, Gillian Anderson
Carla's Song (1996)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

1987, love in time of war. A bus driver George Lennox meets Carla, a Nicaraguan exile living a precarious, profoundly sad life in Glasgow. Her back is scarred, her boyfriend missing, her ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of ... See full summary »

Director: Jake Scott
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller, Iain Robertson
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A widowed man's life turns upside down when he embarks on a journey to find a dying man's long lost love.

Director: Randall Miller
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Marisa Tomei, Mary Steenburgen
Summer (2008)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

While caring for a dying friend, a man reflects back on their youth together.

Director: Kenneth Glenaan
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Steve Evets, Rachael Blake
Face I (1997)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, Steve Sweeney
Class of '76 (TV Movie 2005)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Cars swerve to avoid an agitated man wandering on a freeway until the man is hit by a truck and killed. Eyewitnesses said the man, Pat Fisher, was clearly disturbed, and some on the police ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Pearce
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Daniel Mays, Claire Skinner
Priest (1994)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bird
Stars: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach
Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After seeing his ex-girlfriend (Henderson) turn down a nationally televised marriage proposal, a small-time crook (Carlyle) returns to his hometown to try and win back her heart.

Director: Shane Meadows
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke
Wonderland (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

There's little wonder in the working-class lives of Bill, Eileen, and their three grown daughters. They're lonely Londoners. Nadia, a cafe waitress, places personal ads, looking for love; ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Stars: Shirley Henderson, Gina McKee, Molly Parker
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Nick Cameron
...
Karen Walker
...
Tony
...
Paula
Berwick Kaler ...
Sammy
Darren Tighe ...
Dell
Sean McKenzie ...
George
John Brobbey ...
Geoff
Sara Stockbridge ...
Bridget
Tom Watson ...
Bill Cameron
Barbara Rafferty ...
Madge Cameron
Sean Rocks ...
Charlie
Dave Schneider ...
Doctor
...
Chris Cameron
Erin McMahon ...
Julie Cameron
Edit

Storyline

Nick, is a young Scottish soccer player living in the big city. He meets Karen, and the two fall in love and move in together. Soon after, Nick exhibits signs of serious illness. As his body slowly succumbs to multiple sclerosis, he experiences a wide sweep of jagged emotions, and in the process gives himself and those who love him the strength to carry on. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love now, Live now...

Genres:

Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 May 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bola pra Frente  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References True Lies (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Sponji Reggae
Written by Michael Rose
Performed by Black Uhuru
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
An absolutely on the mark depiction of the struggle against MS
22 January 2000 | by (Columbus, OH USA) – See all my reviews

"Go Now" is the story of Nick Cameron's (Robert Carlyle) struggle to cope with the debilitating affects of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). A very active person (amateur soccer player) who makes his living with his hands (architectural restorations (?- it wasn't *exactly* clear to me what they do)), it is a very difficult adjustment for him as he can do less and less and must depend upon others to do *for* him.

I am moved to submit a review because of the personal experience of my first wife who died from MS. Robert Carlyle's performance as someone with MS is so absolutely on the mark as to be frightening. Early symptoms, attempts to diagnose, the loss of function, the struggle with physical therapy, the anger and frustration of not being able to do the simple things that you once did without conscious thought but which now require concentration and tremendous effort. Another aspect that they covered well is the handicapped person's anger towards pity (or more often in his case, *perceived* pity). His was an absolutely standout performance.

They also handled fairly well the dilemma of the caregiver (Juliet Aubrey as Karen). Physically, they can go at any time. Emotionally, they MUST stay because they love the MS victim. In the movie, the fact that they weren't married made it an easier possibility for her to leave. Like the rich person who wonders if they are loved for their money or themselves, Robert Carlyle found it very hard to accept that she loved him for himself, and did not want to stay out of pity or a sense of obligation.

My only complaint about this movie is that the thick accents made it very difficult to understand too much of the dialogue.

Also, as another reviewer noted, a strong plus was the "real people" feeling about the rest of the cast. The movie felt as though a movie camera had captured real life, not people acting in a movie.

A stellar performance by Robert Carlyle. I have only seen him in "The Full Monty", but I will now try to find his other movies. I am now a big fan of Robert Carlyle. I like this guy a LOT.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
funniest trailer in history d-nowacki
Very good movie, much better than much of its kind Allstar76
For those of us that have multiple sclerosis... jawsmith
Finally got a copy in the U.S.! Wonderful Movie! haneys4
why no DVD? samanthaseaotter
Discuss Go Now (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?