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Now Is Good (2012)

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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.

Director:

Ol Parker

Writers:

Jenny Downham (based on the book "Before I Die" by), Ol Parker
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4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dakota Fanning ... Tessa Scott
Jeremy Irvine ... Adam
Paddy Considine ... Father
Olivia Williams ... Mother
Kaya Scodelario ... Zoey
Edgar Canham Edgar Canham ... Cal
Joe Cole ... Scott
Julia Ford ... Sally
Julian Wadham ... Dr. Ryan
Josef Altin ... Jake
Rakie Ayola ... Phillippa
Tom Kane ... Paul
Franz Drameh ... Tommy
Simon Wilson Simon Wilson ... Suit
Susan Brown ... Shirley
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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Live every moment, love every minute

Genres:

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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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Acum e momentul See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Rose Leslie. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Featured in Projector: Now Is Good (2012) See more »

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Written by T. Marks
Performed by Banco de Gaia
Published by Copyright Control (PRS)
Courtesy of Gecko Recordings
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No way back
5 October 2012 | by bloguriousSee all my reviews

We all know death is the only certain thing that will happen to us. But the thought of living everyday as it were our last is probably taken seriously only by those with an expiration date on their backs.

"Now Is Good" is a compelling drama that raises those questions about how you would plan your remaining days when all you can do is wait for the final curtain. Dakota Fanning is an amazing young actress who can light up the room and yet bring tears to your eyes on a story that moves and inspires. It is many times depressing but also full of life, where the main characters depict so well how everyone around the patient suffers from different angles, ironically making the terminally ill seem stronger than everybody else. Beautiful. *** Director: Ol Parker


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