Now Is Good - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Now Is Good Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
May 6, 2014
Stunning tearjerker about teen cancer has mature themes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
January 3, 2013
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 | Original Score: D+
Andy Lea
Daily Star
October 30, 2012
There's nothing like a terminal illness for firing up a sappy romantic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
October 7, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/5
Mary Clare Waireri
Fan The Fire
September 30, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2/5
September 30, 2012
Fanning gives a truly impressive and memorable performance in this ... which will give Parker another dark horse in the running.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
September 25, 2012
Preteen girls will find this soppy romance unbearably romantic, but everyone else will struggle to sit through it
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Donald Clarke
Irish Times
September 21, 2012
Is Now Is Good a great film? Almost certainly not. But its effectiveness is frightening. Bring whole sheaves of tissues.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
September 21, 2012
Why is [Dakota Fanning] living onscreen the way that so few female protagonists get to live? Because she's dying. *sigh*
September 21, 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 | Original Score: 3/10
Derek Malcolm
London Evening Standard
September 21, 2012
Presses the obvious buttons so hard that you feel totally manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Allan Hunter
Daily Express (UK)
September 21, 2012
Take a box of hankies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jason Best
Movie Talk
September 21, 2012
Teenage girls will be gushing like fire hydrants.

The Sun (UK)
September 20, 2012
Is this for you? Well, if you want to bawl your eyes out in a cinema, even though part of your brain feels it's being forced to do so, then yes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jessica Lambert
Little White Lies
September 20, 2012
As the two-dimensional Perfect Boyfriend, Irvine chases any sense of reality from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Phelim O'Neill
Guardian
September 20, 2012
This teen cancer drama never really rises above being a collection of cliches, despite some decent performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Elliott Noble
Sky Movies
September 20, 2012
Even the stiffest upper lips may start to wobble.
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
September 19, 2012
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
September 19, 2012
If you're in the mood to wallow in a good weepy, this could be the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
September 19, 2012
Watchable, emotionally engaging British weepie with strong performances from a talented cast, though the script cops out on several occasions and often loses sight of its central premise.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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