The Tomatometer rating – based on the published opinions of hundreds of film and television critics – is a trusted measurement of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers. It represents the percentage of professional critic reviews that are positive for a given film or television show.
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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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Felt very made for TV, but it was The Sandlot of female coming of age stories. Fun, campy, youthful, even with a mysterious twist. The ending felt a bit pat, confirming the need to return to the home and family, even if just once in a while.
This is evidence that one cannot rely on critic reviews. "Now and Then" was a great movie. There are so many great characters. You are most likely guaranteed to find one that you like or can connect with.
The girls of summer did an excellent job and it was a good, well-acted slice of life story. The adults were horrible one-note caricatures of the girls that didn't even feel like the girls and didn't add anything at all. If the adult parts weren't there and there was a decent ending, this could easily be three or four stars.
I remember really liking this when it came out, but I was 13... A re-watch as an adult has revealed it to be contrived and bland. I do still think the acting by the young girls is quite good, but the adults they turn out to be were such boring reflections of their childhood counter-parts. Also, enough with the fat jokes! They constantly make fun of the slightly overweight Chrissy, going so far as to comment on eating her first if they were trapped on a deserted island. She's the butt of pretty much all the jokes. Lame-o.