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Now Is Good (2012)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 September 2012 (UK)
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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.



(based on the book "Before I Die" by),
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edgar Canham ...
Dr. Ryan
Simon Wilson ...


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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Live every moment, love every minute


Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving illness, sexuality, and drugs, and for brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 September 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Acum e momentul  »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The character of Tessa has brown hair in the novel the film is based on. Olivia Williams, who plays Tessa's mother wore a blonde wig so Dakota Fanning could stay blonde for the role. See more »


In the indoor skydiving scene the last shot is mirrored: the gap in Tessa's teeth is suddenly on her right side and the texts on her helmet and suit are reversed. See more »


[first lines]
Tessa Scott: Moments. This is one. This right here, right now, is definitely a moment.
Zoey: Tessa?
Tessa Scott: Anything could happen next.
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Ceiling of Plankton
Written by Guarisco, Lamson, Campbell, and Leblanc
Performed by Givers
Published by Universal/MCA Music Ltd.
Courtesy of Universal-Island Records Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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Artistic, tasteful and honest
1 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

The premise is a bit of a drag but it's a drama, and a really good one at that. The film is emotional, moving and funny. It's an amazing experience, you get into Tessa's mind and you understand the character. She's sweet strong and clearly has grown with all that's happen to her but she's still a teenager with her fears and her aspirations. She sort of wants her life back and experience things like any regular teenager.

The cast is amazing, they make sense, it's a great ensemble. Paddy Considine is so good in this movie, such a great dad and I love the fact that the dad is the one facing things head on, not running away, denying or escaping the hardship. Olivia Williams is perfect as the flawed mother. Edgar Canham is so sweet and brilliant I love how they wrote it and how he played it.

Jeremy Irvine is not just the pretty boy next door and played Adam with an innocence that was perfect for the role. Kaya Scodelario is also a gem in the movie and she might be playing another flawed teenager but her relationship with Tessa (Dakota Fanning) is very much how I would expect a real friend to be when her best friend is dealing with cancer.

The movie feel very artistic, truthful and honest. The Family and friends are very real which gives the film a raw aspect even though it is made with taste and humor. Now is Good shows a different side of young people, the film is intelligent, inspirational and is not just about falling in love with someone and having sex with them. I think the movie does cancer justice, it's not sugar coating things or getting horribly pitiful.

The film is wrapped with humor but hits the emotional notes. You'll probably be touched watching and it'll stay with you. The cast brought weight and humor to the film. It was one of the best movie I've seen in 2012 I am so glad I saw it. I would highly recommend the film.


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