How I Live Now (2013)
Critic Consensus: Led by another strong performance from Saoirse Ronan and a screenplay that subverts YA clichés, How I Live Now blends young love with post-apocalyptic drama.
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as Mrs. McEvoy
as Major McEvoy
as Woman in Truck
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as Checkpoint Soldier
as Beaten Woman
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Critic Reviews for How I Live Now
Refreshingly free of digital apocalyptics and unnervingly prone to random violence.
How I Live Now centres on what happens to a group of young people when civilization begins to crumble. But it's also a poignant love story, a compelling, against-all-odds one at that.
"How I Live Now" makes World War III seem boring, which would hardly seem possible.
There's a clear message here: Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to realize it, but we all have the capacity to shed our petty concerns and focus on the greater good.
How I Live Now offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside.
Audience Reviews for How I Live Now
Limp young romance in the English countryside as some international tensions develop into actual firefights on the homefront. I spent the whole film waiting for something to happen, anything. I should better have made popcorn.
I didn't know what to think when I came into watching this film. I certainly wasn't expecting what I got. I like how they focused on the characters and really fleshed them out. It was a very real story but maybe it should have been more focused. It was both a coming of age romance story and a post-apocalyptic survival drama. It felt like it was trying to do too much. Either way, it was still enjoyable.
"How I Live Now"? Apparently how Saoirse Ronan lives now is in a world where gradually toning down the hamminess of a performance passes as character development. The script really could use a little...umm...EVERYTHING. But for a low budget film, it actually does a lot with what it has.
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