Not Today (2013)




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Caden Welles has the world at his disposal. With the resources of his wealthy father, he's living life as large as any 20-year-old could dream. But what happens when that dream becomes a nightmare halfway around the world? Traveling with his friends to Hyderabad, India on a whim, Caden's expectations of a never-ending party crash hard. But not as hard as his conscience when he refuses to help a starving man and his little girl. Haunted by the images of Kiran and Annika, Caden attempts to right his wrong-only to discover Kiran has been forced to sell his own daughter. (c) Official Site
PG-13 (for mature thematic material)
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Critic Reviews for Not Today

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Jon Van Dyke's "Not Today" doesn't qualify as a good movie, but it's built on an admirable foundation of good intentions.

Full Review… | April 12, 2013
Washington Post
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Writer-director Jon Van Dyke offers rugged production values, and his real agenda - getting Christian viewers to help end sex trafficking - mires the movie in self-conscious angst and speeches.

April 11, 2013
Seattle Times
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Touching and Important

Full Review… | April 17, 2013

Vitally important theme unstrung by shaky direction, writing and acting and a major flaw in subtitling.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Film Journal International

Well-intentioned, but slow, with no urgency and a lot of preaching.

Full Review… | April 10, 2013
Movie Nation

This compelling, modern morality play marking the noteworthy directorial debut of Jon Van Dyke amounts to a searing indictment of India's shameful caste system for its enslavement of females based on the color of their skin.

Full Review… | April 6, 2013
Sly Fox

Audience Reviews for Not Today

While the issue addressed in this film is important, it would have been much better served as a documentary which would validate the call to action that was intended at the end of this film. Not only was the acting poor and the direction uneven and choppy, the overt preaching and Christian overtones made me feel duped. This film would be better slated as a Christian film. The little girl the film is based around was the ONLY saving part of the film. The end of the film, with all the actors and the director speaking out of character and calling for action, was out of place and I found the entire film manipulative.

Stefani W
Stefani W

Greast movie. The story is well done and the actor played there character really well. I would highly recommend everyone seeing this movie in the theaters.

Kevin Hawkins
Kevin Hawkins

I am friends with the director and producer, so my opinion is biased. I'll say that the movie is well intentioned and tries to spread an important message, but is barely digestible. The directing is good, the writing not so much. I feel, unfortunately( or fortunately, depending on your point of view) this movie was made by Christians for Christians.

Gunner Gael
Gunner Gael

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