Now is Good trailer shows huge tearjerker
Ouch. I just watched the trailer for Now is Good and realised that this is not going to be a film that delivers much in the way of happiness. Well that's not true, depending on how you look at it. The story of a girl who realises she's going to die and decides to live out everything she ever wanted to do before she dies does sound very sad indeed, but there's happiness on the way.
Isn't it just another story of how we should all be following that example? Like The Bucket List but with a young child to capture the hearts and emotions of an even wider audience?
Perhaps I'm getting a little cynical, but it is the same story isn't it? Now is Good tells the story of a, well, read the blurbs, first from IMDB and then an extended one from Yahoo Movies:
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...
...The film follows 17-year-old Tessa (Fanning) who, after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, becomes determined to use every moment left indulging in such activities as losing her virginity and taking drugs. Falling in love with her new neighbour (Irvine) wasn't on the list, but it proves to be the most exhilarating experience of them all.
'Now Is Good' is due to be released in the UK on 25 May 2012.
See, it does seem familiar territory although it will be new to see a teenager experience, oh perhaps not, there was Never Let Me Go (Filmstalker review). The film was directed by Ol Parker who adapted it from the Jenny Downham novel. Parker recently directed The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and previously Imagine Me & You.
Notice that the film is UK made, so it's good to see some UK talent in there although I am surprised at the casting of Dakota Fanning in the lead, but then she is a great young actress and she's really progressing well with her career, but this almost feels like a slight falter for me.