Now and Then (1995)

“Things will happen in your life that you can’t stop. But that’s no reason to shut out the world.” – Crazy Pete

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – Four best friends are reunited when one of them needs help when she is about to have a baby.

My Take on it – Film that should have been much better than it really is.

The way that they split up the past and present aspects of the story is quite uneven and things might have been much better of they just kept the entire

“past” and chucked the “present” scenes.

I think they kept the present scenes in because of the great cast that they were able to secure for those roles despite not giving any of them much to do.

Rosie O’Donnell, Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith and Rita Wilson play the grown up characters here, yet none are able to be any better than the script allows.

The younger versions of them are played by Thora Birch, Gabey Hoffman, Ashleigh Ashton Moore and Christina Ricci and those characters are developed much better and come across as being much more realistic.

The story of the kids is much better and comes across as seeming more poignant and powerful in the direction that the lives of these characters take, but it is diluted by the scenes of them as adults that pop up throughout the movie.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – In the scene where Chrissy punches Roberta in the face for pretending to drown, Christina Ricci forgot to turn her head and ended up getting punched in the face full force. The production was shut down few days due to Christina being badly bruised. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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