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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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I. Marlene King
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Roberta
Rosie O'Donnell ... Roberta
Thora Birch ... Teeny
Melanie Griffith ... Teeny
Gaby Hoffmann ... Samantha
Demi Moore ... Samantha
Ashleigh Aston Moore Ashleigh Aston Moore ... Chrissy
Rita Wilson ... Chrissy
Devon Sawa ... Scott Wormer
Walter Sparrow ... Crazy Pete
Cloris Leachman ... Grandma Albertson
Lolita Davidovich ... Mrs. Albertson
Janeane Garofalo ... Wiladene
Hank Azaria ... Bud Kent
Bonnie Hunt ... Mrs. DeWitt
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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.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is one of two movies released in 1995 in which Christina Ricci is the love interest of Devon Sawa. The other one is Casper (1995), in which he played Casper in human form. See more »

Goofs

Crissy's Twinkie switches hands. See more »

Quotes

Chrissy: After all, a promise is a promise.
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Alternate Versions

The version shown on ABC in late 2002 (as well as the versions shown on the Superstation and TNT) omits the scene where Samantha's mother makes them all hide under the kitchen table while Cloris Leachman's character bangs on the front door. See more »

Connections

References The Courtship of Eddie's Father (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Now and Then
Performed by Susanna Hoffs
Written by Susanna Hoffs, Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin
Courtesy of London Records
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User Reviews

 
Can be a nostalgic flick for girls
18 March 2012 | by KineticSeoulSee all my reviews

Watching this reminded me of the Korean movie "Sunny" although this came out first. Well it wouldn't be a shock if the director of "Sunny" was influenced by this movie. The dialogue however didn't seem as natural sometimes and seemed like watching some southern novel that isn't really down to earth. It just didn't seem like what a group of women would be saying to each other, but than again the story switches back from the 70's to 90's when it comes to the characters. The dialogue just seemed too safe to be natural despite the sexual stuff and it's a girly movie. Since the 4 main character are 4 girls in the 70's and women in the 90's. Anyways the story is about 4 women getting together after spending there childhood together and reminisce of the past and adventures they had together. Although most of it takes place during a summer. Now I am not a fan of Rosie O'Donnell, to be honest I think she is irritating to watch sometimes. Her character is like the main character or leader of the pack and I thought it was ridiculous her younger version would be played by Christina Ricci. Not that I am a fan of Ricci either, but the comparison is too big to the point you can get confused who is who sometimes when it comes to the younger version with the older version or visa versa. So yeah I don't know if Rosie picked her younger version but it's just absurd. Overall this is a touching movie that most girls and maybe some boys will probably enjoy watching and parents will probably enjoy it as well. It really does give off a nostalgic feel because of the friendship, even if you didn't go through the same things the girls did in the movie. I give this movie a 6.8 because the development of the characters aren't done all that great and somethings are not explained and not for good reasons. Some say this is a female version of "Stand By Me" and I agree to certain extent.

6.8/10


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 October 1995 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,440,173, 22 October 1995

Gross USA:

$27,112,329

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,591,674
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