Now Is Good Reviews

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.
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 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 25, 2012
Preteen girls will find this soppy romance unbearably romantic, but everyone else will struggle to sit through it
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 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 18, 2012
Hellbent on inspiring a rush of wind-beneath-my-wings, life-affirming feeling.
September 11, 2012
Fanning's transformation into a sickly Brighton girl is the one notable factor in an otherwise annoyingly shallow look at terminal illness.