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Now and Then (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 20 October 1995 (USA)
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Four 12-year-old girls grow up together during an eventful small-town summer in 1970.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ashleigh Aston Moore ...
Walter Sparrow ...
Grandma Albertson
Mrs. Albertson
Bud Kent
Mrs. DeWitt


Roberta, Teeny, Samantha and Chrissy have been busy growing up, but they always remembered the promise they made to be there for each other. Now they're together again to relive the greatest summer of their lives. Written by Anonymous

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In every woman there is the girl she left behind.


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for adolescent sex discussions | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Gaslight Addition  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 10,796,000 (Japan) (15 November 1996)


$27,400,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Rosie O'Donnell has stated that the character of Roberta was supposed to be a lesbian, but the film was later re-edited and she was made straight. The line, 'Roberta lives in sin with her boyfriend." was looped in at the last minute. See more »


It's the summer of 1970, and the girls are riding their bikes and singing "Knock Three Times" which was not released until November, 1970. See more »


Crazy Pete: I don't want to see a lot of people, I don't think they want to see a lot of me.
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References Airplane! (1980) See more »


Now and Then
Performed by Susanna Hoffs
Written by Susanna Hoffs, Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin
Courtesy of London Records
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Cute and fun
15 March 1999 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a nice example of a fairly popular genre, the nostalgic growing-up, adventure on the edge of maturity, friendship bonding thing. As already mentioned, the adults are irrelevant and add nothing to the film (not even acting talent). The roles the girls take are all nicely stereo-typical, the princess, the prude, the tom-boy, the 'normal' one - they could have been the Spice Girls! Anyways, if you want to see a cutsie flick that's nostalgic and fairly innoffensive, this could be for you.

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