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How I Live Now (2013)

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An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her.

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Harley Bird ...
Danny McEvoy ...
Joe
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Aunt Penn
Jonathan Rugman ...
News Reporter
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Consular Official
Darren Morfitt ...
Sergeant
Stella Gonet ...
Mrs. McEvoy
Des McAleer ...
Major McEvoy
Sophie Stanton ...
Woman in Truck
Natasha Jonas ...
Woman in Truck
Nav Sidhu ...
Checkpoint Soldier
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Beaten Woman
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American teenager Elizabeth "Daisy" is sent by her estranged father away from New York to the countryside of England to stay with her Aunt Penn. Her distant cousin Isaac welcomes her at the airport and drives her home. She is introduced to her cousins, seventeen year-old Eddie and young Piper and to their friend Joe. However Daisy is a resentful, needy of love and aloof girl who believes that she is cursed and that bad things happen wherever she goes since her mother died in her delivery. Aunt Penn is a busy woman who is studying the war scenario in England, which is on alert due to an imminent terrorist attack, and needs to fly to Geneva. However, the next morning, a nuclear bomb explodes in London and the authorities of the United Kingdom declare a state of siege. Meanwhile Daisy and Eddie fall in love with each other, but they are separated by the military, which sends girls to one camp and men to another. Daisy and Eddie promise to meet each other again. In a country at war, Daisy... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Love will lead you home. See more »

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Romance | Thriller | War

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Rated R for violence, disturbing images, language and some sexuality. | See all certifications »

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4 October 2013 (UK)  »

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Mi vida ahora  »

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$28,547 (USA) (8 November 2013)

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$60,213 (USA) (1 December 2013)
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Saoirse Ronan wore fake piercings and a bleach blonde coloured wig for her role as Daisy in the film. See more »

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[first lines]
Daisy: Imagine yourself being successful.
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Featured in Projector: How I Live Now (2013) See more »

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Tam Lin
Traditional, arranged by David Swarbrick
Performed by Fairport Convention
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Wind in the Willows
16 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This was a beautiful and artistic movie. I loved all the scenes especially at the beginning. The country house, the animals, the kids everything in perfect balance. Even a Series IIA Land Rover, what more could you ask for. I was hoping to see a friendly badger, but I guess they read the tea leaves correctly. This movie reminded me a little bit of the "Lord of the Flies" a movie made during a time of political insanity where nuclear war hung over everyone's head. They say that artists see things long before anyone does, so hopefully this movie is a warning of a potential future outcome which does not have to happen. The acting was superb, Piper was so brave. Imagine if you could have your first love!


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