Now Is Good Reviews

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August 23, 2018
To be avoided at all costs, Now Is Good is in fact far from good, but instead a tiresome, often appalling drama with little or no honesty or tact.
May 6, 2014
Stunning tearjerker about teen cancer has mature themes.
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.
October 30, 2012
There's nothing like a terminal illness for firing up a sappy romantic drama.
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.
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.
September 30, 2012
Fanning gives a truly impressive and memorable performance in this ... which will give Parker another dark horse in the running.
September 25, 2012
Preteen girls will find this soppy romance unbearably romantic, but everyone else will struggle to sit through it
September 21, 2012
Is Now Is Good a great film? Almost certainly not. But its effectiveness is frightening. Bring whole sheaves of tissues.
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.
September 21, 2012
Presses the obvious buttons so hard that you feel totally manipulated.
September 21, 2012
Take a box of hankies.
September 21, 2012
Teenage girls will be gushing like fire hydrants.
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.
September 20, 2012
As the two-dimensional Perfect Boyfriend, Irvine chases any sense of reality from the screen.
September 20, 2012
This teen cancer drama never really rises above being a collection of cliches, despite some decent performances.
September 20, 2012
Even the stiffest upper lips may start to wobble.
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.
September 19, 2012
If you're in the mood to wallow in a good weepy, this could be the film for you.
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