Thursday, 30 September 2010

Film Thursday: Now and Then

There are a couple of reason I put this film onto my Lovefilm list! Firstly a couple of friends said they watched it when they were younger and loved it, and secondly I read it was like a female version of Stand By Me, one of my favourite films so I thought I'd give it a go!

The story is a bit similar to Stand by Me as it is about a group of friends who look back on their friendship at 12 years old and the summer they investigated the death of "Dear Johnny"...

The young cast were ace and i really loved the 1970s bicycles (one even had a little stereo attached to the front basket, i need one of these!) However the "grown-up" versions of them were totally different to their younger selves and were rather annoying so I was glad they didn't feature for the majority of the film! Christina Ricci turns into Rosie Donnell (hmm) and Thora Birch into Melanie Griffith which didn't quite ring true.



  1. Now and Then is one of my favourite films of all time! My sisters and I were obsessed with it growing up and my mother- being the 60s music nut that she is (honestly, do parents just stop listening to new music after they turn 20?)- had us singing along to the soundtrack. I actually listened to it last night. It's perfect to sing along to while you do homework.

    Also, I like revisiting movies like this when I'm older and can appreciate Janeane Garofalo, Chloris Leachman and how Rosie O'Donnell's Roberta is a lesbian.

  2. I love this movie! I remember watching this movie at a sleepover with my best friends because Mum suggested it, and we were so scared in some parts, even though it was completely ridiculous.

  3. YES! I couldn't remember the name of this film but I absolutely loved it as a kid! I'm downloading it today. Thanks!! You're still my blog soulmate haha

  4. Ah this film has so many happy memories for me! It was the first time my friends and I went to the cinema together without parents... I guess I was12 or so and it was the biggest adventure! Naturally I also consumed more popcorn and coke and sweets than my parents would have let me hve too, so I was feeling very sick from about thirty minutes in....!

    Thanks for the happy happy blast from the past!

  5. O M G! I loved loved this film...I'm too scared to watch it now i'm a grown up because I might not like it and it would ruin my memories! In my brain the soundtrack is pretty good too!


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