DVD Release: Now Is Good

DVD & Digital Release Date: Jan. 8, 2013
Price: DVD $22.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


Now Is GoodDrama movie Now Is Good screams tear-jerker, so be prepared with tissues.

The film stars Dakota Fanning (The Runaways) as Tessa who’s dying of leukemia. In her final days, she compiles a list of all the things she’d like to do before she passes away, including acting like a rebellious teenage and losing her virginity. Her actions lead her to being arrested and help her find love with Adam, played by Jeremy Irvine in his second starring role after his introduction in War Horse.

See, told you. Lots of tissues.

Directed and written by Ol Parker (Imagine Me & You and writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Now Is Good is based on the award-winning and best-selling novel Before I Die by Jenny Downham.

Olivia Williams (Anna Karenina) and Paddy Considine (Blitz) also star in the PG-13 romance movie as Tessa’s parents.

Now Is Good wasn’t screened in theaters in the U.S., but some critics did see the film and gave it mixed reviews. As the U.K.’s Guardian critic Phelim O’Neill wrote, “This teen cancer drama never really rises above being a collection of cliches, despite some decent performances.”

The DVD comes with just one extra, a “Pick A Card” feature.

 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.