Now Is Good DVD Review

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Filmed on location in Burnham Beaches in Buckinghamshire and starring an all star English cast including Dakota Fanning (The Twilight Saga, Charlotte`s Webb), Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Great Expectations), Olivia Williams (An Education, Peter Pan), Rose Leslie (Downton Abbey, Games of Thrones) and Paddy Considine (Hot Fuzz, Cinderella Man), `Now is Good` tells the story of Tessa (Dakota Fanning) a seventeen year old girl diagnosed with leukaemia.

Now, I know what you’re thinking this is another one of those girly chick flick predictable tearjerkers where it’s obvious that the main character is going to die. Yes, even though that’s true, it is approached in a completely different way.

How? I hear you asking. Well, instead of the film being centered around the concept of cancer, even though that still plays a huge part, the film mainly focuses on Tessa’s journey in fulfilling her life to the full.

We, as an audience follow her in her adventure as she crosses the things she wants to do before she passes off her bucket list. Things such as loosing her virginity, shoplifting and taking drugs. She is helped along the way with her best friend Zoey (Kaya Scodelario) and her neighbour, Adam (Jeremy Irvine) whom she falls in love.

Dakota Fanning gives an exceptional performance as Tessa and it was nice to see Jeremy Irvine and Rose Leslie in different roles compare to those in War Horse and Downton Abbey.

A heartfelt film about falling in love and living your life to the full.

Emily Pontin

★★★☆☆

Rating: 12A
UK Release Date: 21st January 2013
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Jeremy Irvine, Olivia Williams, Rose Leslie, Paddy Considine, Kaya Scodelario
Directed by: Ol Parker
Buy:Now Is Good (DVD + UV Copy)

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