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Now Is Good Reviews

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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.

Full Review Source: Fan The Fire | Original Score: 2/5

September 30, 2012
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies

As the two-dimensional Perfect Boyfriend, Irvine chases any sense of reality from the screen.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
Eddie Harrison
The List

Fanning's transformation into a sickly Brighton girl is the one notable factor in an otherwise annoyingly shallow look at terminal illness.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 1/5

September 11, 2012

I'm sorry to say, that despite Dakota Fanning's powerful dying performance, Now Is Good - is not a good movie. Unfortunately, it looks like a 90's daytime soap and pulls at the heart strings like Michael Bolton's mullet.

Full Review Source: UTV | Original Score: 3/10

September 21, 2012
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

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.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: D+

January 3, 2013
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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Hellbent on inspiring a rush of wind-beneath-my-wings, life-affirming feeling.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 2/5

September 18, 2012
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.

Full Review Source: Eye for Film | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 7, 2012
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian

This teen cancer drama never really rises above being a collection of cliches, despite some decent performances.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

September 20, 2012
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

Why is [Dakota Fanning] living onscreen the way that so few female protagonists get to live? Because she's dying. *sigh*

Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher

September 21, 2012
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com

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

Full Review Source: Contactmusic.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

September 25, 2012
Derek Malcolm
This is London

Presses the obvious buttons so hard that you feel totally manipulated.

Full Review Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

September 21, 2012
Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Stunning tearjerker about teen cancer has mature themes.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2014
Andy Lea
Daily Star

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

Full Review Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 3/5

October 30, 2012
Donald Clarke
Irish Times

Is Now Is Good a great film? Almost certainly not. But its effectiveness is frightening. Bring whole sheaves of tissues.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 4/5

September 21, 2012
Guy Lodge
Variety
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[Spikes] the Nicholas Sparks-style teen Love Story plot with refreshing flashes of sex, drugs and Ellie Goulding songs.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 18, 2012

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

Full Review Source: HeyUGuys | Original Score: 3/5

September 30, 2012
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy

It's subtly acted by both Fanning and Irvine, who seem to realize that the only way to work with material this potentially melodramatic is to underplay.

Full Review Source: Digital Spy | Original Score: 3/5

September 19, 2012
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post

If you're in the mood to wallow in a good weepy, this could be the film for you.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 4/5

September 19, 2012
Anton Bitel
Film4

Boasting a brilliantly prickly performance from Dakota Fanning, Now Is Good sees the terminal illness movie come of age.

Full Review Source: Film4

September 19, 2012
Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Take a box of hankies.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 3/5

September 21, 2012
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