Now Is Good
Now Is Good (2012)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: January 8, 2013
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Critic Score: 58% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Cath Clarke
Time Out

Hellbent on inspiring a rush of wind-beneath-my-wings, life-affirming feeling.

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Brian Orndorf

Surprisingly harsh when it comes to the dented appeal of its lead character, the movie is a predictable drag, attempting to cozy up to its young adult literary origins in a decidedly tuneless fashion.

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Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire

The problem isn't so much that Now Is Good will reduce its teenage target audience to public sniveling, but that it does so by pushing the most obvious and most sentimental buttons repeatedly, relentlessly and somewhat extravagantly.

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Guy Lodge

[Spikes] the Nicholas Sparks-style teen Love Story plot with refreshing flashes of sex, drugs and Ellie Goulding songs.

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Andy Lea
Daily Star

There's nothing like a terminal illness for firing up a sappy romantic drama.

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Lisa Giles-Keddie

Fanning gives a truly impressive and memorable performance in this ... which will give Parker another dark horse in the running.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Stunning tearjerker about teen cancer has mature themes.

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Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film

This latest directorial outing by Ol Parker has a veneer of cancer but it's the wish-fulfilment teenage romance at its heart that is most likely to appeal to its target audience.

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Rich Cline

Preteen girls will find this soppy romance unbearably romantic, but everyone else will struggle to sit through it

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Mixed feelings on this one. On one hand, very moving, but there were a few things that kept me from really liking this as much as I might have. The main one was… More
The Movie Waffler
Fanning gives an assured performance with a convincing English accent but no amount of quality acting can make up for how unlikable her character is. She's… More
"I was completely sobbing by the end of this film. Ugh, hate crying. But the movie was too heartbreaking and touching to keep them from spilling down.… More
Caesar Mendez
Films based around terminal illnesses are a difficult ones to tackle from a filmmaking standpoint. They can cross the line of being sincere and sensitive to… More