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NOW IS GOOD

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NOW IS GOOD

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 98m 37s

Ratings Info Contains strong language, drug use, sex references & terminal illness theme

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Ol Parker

Cast includes Dakota Fanning, Paddy Considine, Kaya Scodelario, Jeremy Irvine, Patrick Baladi

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Video release suitable for 12 years and over icon12

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 22/10/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

NOW IS GOOD is a drama about a teenager coming to terms with her terminal illness and completing a list of achievements before she dies.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'wanker', 'twat', 'piss off', 'shit', 'crap', 'knob' and 'bloody'.

Drugs

Two girls take magic mushrooms and they are then seen to move around in a dream-like state as they contemplate the altered sense of the world that the drugs have given them. The central character's responsible boyfriend takes the pair to an empty woodland so that they can recover from the experience without doing themselves any harm.

Sex

There are moderate visual and verbal sex references, including a mother's warning that when using condoms "the smell of rubber can be off putting" and sight of teenage couples lying under sheets together, implying they have had sex.

Theme

There are also frequent scenes in which the central character's terminal illness is discussed or portrayed. The steps that she will go through before dying are also discussed, without any graphic detail, and we see the distress of her family as they try to come to terms with her condition.

There are scenes showing teenagers breaking the law by stealing credit cards or shoplifting, all of which result in swift punishment.

Details

Title
NOW IS GOOD
Year
2012
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
17/12/2012
Main language
English
Submitted run time
98m 37s
BBFC reference
AVF285290
Remarks
Widescreen

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles

N/A NOW IS
GOOD (TITLE CARD)
01:38:37:06
NOW IS GOOD (FEATURE)

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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