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Set in the near-future UK, Saoirse Ronan plays Daisy, an American teenager sent to stay with relatives in the English countryside. Initially withdrawn and alienated, she begins to warm up to her charming surroundings and strikes up a romance with the handsome Edmund (George MacKay). But on the fringes of their idyllic summer days are tense news reports of an escalating conflict in Europe. As the UK falls into a violent, chaotic military state, Daisy finds herself hiding and fighting to survive.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 99
- Fresh: 66
- Rotten: 33
- Average Rating: 6.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Mr. Macdonald struggles to balance a nebulous narrative on tentpole moments of rich emotional resonance.
Fresh: There's a clear message here: Sometimes it takes extraordinary circumstances to realize it, but we all have the capacity to shed our petty concerns and focus on the greater good.
Fresh: How I Live Now offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside.
Fresh: How I Live Now manages to fuse a teen love story, steeped in alienation and hurt, with a near-future nightmare thriller.
Probably the best film that's been released in YEARS! It's incredibly well written, Saoirse's performance is outstanding, the scenery is beautiful and you can feel what is happened. Amazing I'm in love. WARNING: This is incredibly moving and hard to watch but it's worth it. Just make sure you watch when you're in the mood for a drama that keeps you hoping.
A different kind of apocalyptic film
More realistic in it’s approach to what might actually happen if the world went to war. Little communication, little understanding and even less humanity. A strong performance from Saoirse Ronan who has been strong in all her roles.
I can't believe this movie! Is Brilliant OMG Saoirse's performance is so good. 5/5 stars
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 2013
- © 2013 The British Film Institute / Channel Four Television Corporation/ HILN Ltd 2013