A teenage girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she would 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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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 ... Suit
Susan Brown ... Shirley
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Storyline

Tessa is seventeen and passionate about life. Diagnosed with a terminal illness, she determines to use every moment, compiling a catalogue of what a normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs, With the help of her best friend, Zoey, she sets the list into motion. And while her parents and brother each deals with their fear of losing her in their own way, Tessa explores a whole new world, determined to live every day as intensely as possible. Falling in love with her new neighbor, Adam, wasn't on the list, but this proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.

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Live every moment, love every minute

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Drama | Romance

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

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Based on the book 'Before I Die' by Jenny Downham. See more »

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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 »

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[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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Lower Your Eyelids to Die with the Sun
Written by Anthony Gonzales © 2004
Performed by M83
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd. / Delabel Editions
Courtesy of Gooom Disques
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Now is Good... is Great!
24 April 2013 | by at_khanSee all my reviews

Definitely worthwhile. Colorful, innocent & touchy. The acting is good, even by the other relatively less famous actors. 8 Stars well deserved.

Fanning has certainly established that she will evolve, and so will her roles in diversity. Coming from a child-star, she definitely has lived up to what is expected.

The editing is nice and crisp. There's no rush, no loose-ends, no surprises, yet curiosity still remains throughout, wanting you to keep going on and on and on.

This is comparable to the likes of Burning Man and My Sister's Keeper, and is momentous, beautiful and full of sentiment. It really hits you in multiple ways. What can I say: it made me cry multiple times, and I'm a guy, so.

Now would be a Good time to watch it - though you can always get back to it, and it might just make you do so.


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Release Date:

19 September 2012 (UK) See more »

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$2,273,746
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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