If Not Now, When? Reviews

January 13, 2021
The film is not perfect, but it's easy to watch and the story of friendship seems realistic enough to be connected with.
January 12, 2021
This is a drama with a capital D... Every sistah I know is going to love this movie.
January 12, 2021
Bass' script is overly ambitious (perhaps because we're so starved for these kinds of stories), biting off more than one indie debut can, or should, chew.
January 12, 2021
An earnest if uneven drama about enduring female friendship.
January 11, 2021
It's like an entire season of a mediocre nighttime soap opera crammed into a shapeless two-hour movie.
January 11, 2021
Between its amateurish direction, pedestrian cinematography, and overly plotted script, the narrative and visuals don't coalesce into a story that feels restorative, cathartic, or even joyful.
January 8, 2021
Due to patient, emotional storytelling, it goes well above the typical movie soap opera.
January 8, 2021
While making a sincere attempt to extol the virtues of Black sisterhood, this bittersweet ensemble drama feels too calculated in its accumulation of conflicts and feel-good resolutions.
January 8, 2021
Tamara Bass' screenplay ... [gives] each of the women's stories its due. Some of those stories, though, are more engaging than others...
January 8, 2021
The movie really comes to life only when the women are talking to each other, renewing their connections and providing the support that only friends for decades can give.
January 7, 2021
Bass and Good's film is an uncommon movie that tempers the illusions of automatic bliss.
January 7, 2021
The only question is if not now, when will this be available on the Lifetime channel. Most likely soon
January 7, 2021
Bass's script is too often superficial, creating moments for each star to shine, but those moments invariably feel unearned.
January 7, 2021
Marriages fail, children rebel, recovery commences - but who cares what happens on such a flimsy foundation? The stories never reach resolution because the relationships were indistinct from the beginning.
January 6, 2021
The material doesn't push hard enough, refusing to become something original when dealing with profound issues of denial and fear facing characters in need of more realistic writing.
January 6, 2021
It's not groundbreaking but, written by Bass, the movie serves as a fine reminder of the pleasures of a female-focused story with the stuff of adulthood at its core.
January 5, 2021
If Not Now, When? rarely feels false, offering intimate examinations of characters who are often underserved by Hollywood norms.