Review by Gavin Burke

Adapted from Jenny Downham’s 2007 novel Before I Die, Now Is Good is a rather safe and predictable story but Fanning, Considine and Williams keeps things watchable throughout.

Diagnosed with leukaemia four years ago, 17-year-old Tessa (Fanning) has accepted her illness is terminal and, rather than spend her remaining time sick, has stopped taking chemotherapy against her father’s (Considine) wishes. Determined to enjoy life while she’s still here, Tessa has made out a bucket list: shoplifting, have sex, take drugs etc. Best friend Zoey (Kaya Scodelario) can help her out with the former while dishy next-door neighbour Adam (Irvine) is only too happy to help out with the latter. With a chin, a tight T-shirt, perfect hair and a motorbike, this dude is a suitable candidate, but falling in love wasn’t on her list…

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Free advance screenings of Now is Good

Don’t miss your chance to see a free advance screening of the moving and unforgettable Now is Good, starring Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irvine.

The prize for each winner chosen will be a free pair of tickets to the advance screening of Now is Good at selected Vue cinemas across the UK and Eire. The screenings will be on Thursday 13th September at 18.00 for an 18.30 start. 2756 pairs of tickets will be allocated in total across the selected 28 Vue cinemas. Winners will be notified by email – an e-ticket will be sent to the successful entries on Tuesday 11th September.

Closing date: 10 September, 2012

For more information and to sign in for your chance to win click here.

UK Official Release Date + US News

We already had some rumours regarding the moving of the UK release date from 25 May to 21 September, but today we know it’s really official. According to Ol Parker Twitter, Now Is Good will be released in the UK on 21 September of 2012, and Warners Bro, are very supportive of the movie, which means we will have lots of promotion. Now about the US release date. He didn’t say when it will be release, but it seems that they are working on that, and of course he will tell us when there’s something definite.

UK Release Date

UK Cinema Release Date: Friday 21st September 2012 (126 days)
Directed by: Ol Parker
Written by: Ol Parker, Jenny Downham
Produced by: Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin
Starring: Dakota Fanning, Kaya Scodelario, Olivia Williams, Paddy Considine, Jeremy Irvine, Patrick Baladi
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Runtime: 1 hour 43 minutes (approx.)
Movie Synopsis: A girl dying of leukemia compiles a list of things she’d like to do before passing away. Topping the list is her desire to lose her virginity.