NOW IS GOOD

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Get the tis­sues ready be­cause you’ll need them for this emo­tional, bally-our-eyes-out drama. The story fol­lows 17-year-old Tessa (Dakota Fan­ning) who, af­ter fight­ing a los­ing bat­tle with leukaemia, de­cides to stop treat­ment and spend her last mo­ments liv­ing life to the max. She makes a bucket list, which in­cludes tak­ing drugs and hav­ing sex, much to the dis­ap­proval of her over-pro­tec­tive fa­ther. In the midst of all this she finds love with a col­lege boy down the street (Jeremy Irvine) and the two be­gin an in­tense but doomed ro­mance. There are funny mo­ments as the sar­cas­tic and seem­ingly fear­less Tessa crosses things off her list, heart-warm­ing points as her first love blos­soms and des­per­ately sad in­stances as death be­comes more im­mi­nent. What re­sults is an en­joy­able blub­ber-fest good for a night in. ★★★✩ Ex­tras: Deleted scenes ★

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