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Now is Good

Now is Good
Now is Good
Now is Good
  • PG-13
  • 1h 43m
  • 2012
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Tessa Scott (Dakota Fanning, The Twilight Saga) knows her days are numbered, so she dives headlong through every wild, crazy act of teenage rebellion that she can dream up. Her daring to-do list leads her to being arrested and creating chaos in her family but her boldness helps her find love with Adam (Jeremy Irvine). Don't miss this intoxicating tale of light in the darkest hour, based on Jenny Downham's controversial, award-winning best-seller Before I Die.
© 2012 Blueprint Pictures (Now) Limited, BBC and The British Film Institute. All Rights Reserved.

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Common Sense Says
Well-acted tearjerker about teen cancer has mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Now Is Good is a tearjerker that explores the dying wishes and goals of a 17-year-old girl with leukemia who has forgone chemotherapy and wants to experience some wild living before she dies. It deals with mature themes about illness and loss (with one fairly graphic extreme nosebleed), teenage sexuality, as well as mild drug use and some illegal activity -- all of which are portrayed as both negative in terms of risk, but positive in terms of the sense of having lived a full life overall. In spite of the provocative nature of the premise, it's an incredibly uplifting, complex, and sweet film that packs a lot of innocence and meaning about the big questions, though it does likely sanitize the true nature of illness.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:September 19, 2012
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
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  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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