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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.

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 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.

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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

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 »

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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I Know You Care
Written by Ellie Goulding and Justin Parker
Performed by Ellie Goulding
Published by Global Talent Publishing & Sony / ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd.
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd.
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd.
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First And Last Love
14 January 2013 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

American Dakota Fanning leads the cast in this British production about a teen terminally ill from leukemia who wants to crowd all she can in the months or maybe weeks she has remaining. Prominent on the list is that she wants to lose her virginity.

Bring some industrial strength Kleenex to the theater because you'll need it. Fanning gives a sincere and somewhat restrained performance considering the circumstances. Her parents Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams also do well.

If I was going to have a first and last love I couldn't do much better than young James Irvine who scored very big Steven Spielberg's The War Horse. He's the perfect handsome and sensitive youth that anyone would fall for. His role is a supporting one, yet you'll remember him as much as you do Fanning.

Although her British accent could have used some improvement and I suspect that she was cast so that the film could draw some dollars in the American market, Fanning is just fine in the role. You'll not soon forget her in Now Is Good.


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