The Orny Awards 2012
Film Review - A Dark Truth

Film Review - Now is Good

NOW IS GOOD Dakota Fanning Paddy Considine

I could see “Now is Good” appealing to a certain younger audience. Not teenagers, but pre-teen girls dreaming of adolescent experiences that could help to define them, while happily observing a traditional rebellious attitude. Schmaltz of the highest order, “Now is Good” is particularly punishing melodrama without a clear understanding of its message, rewarding awful behavior in an effort to appeal to the only demographic that will be able to endure it to the end. 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 (adapted from the novel by Jenny Downham) in a decidedly tuneless fashion. Read the rest at


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