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How I Live Now (2013) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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 and Piper flee their lodging and cross England under martial law, trying to find Eddie and Isaac.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • An American girl called daisy comes to live in England with her cousins. Things are going good, but war commences, and all around her things come crashing down. She has to learn to face her fears and stay focused on her goal. On top of this there is falling helplessly in love with her handsome cousin Eddie.

    - Written by Nowshin Hussain
  • 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.

    - Written by Anonymous

Synopsis

(spoilers) A film based on the best selling book of the same name by Meg Rossoff. Fifteen year old Elizabeth's New York family are fed up and tired of her self-inflicted starvation and distaste of her step mother...

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