Now And Then (The Movie)

One of the movies that I could not forget, and that I would consider to be one of my all-time favorites, is the movie Now And Then. This movie was released in the year 1995. Christina Ricci, Gaby Hoffman, Thora Birch and Ashleigh Aston Moore portrayed the young protagonists. Their adult counterparts were Rosie O’Donnell, Demi Moore, Melanie Griffith and Rita Wilson, respectively.

I have watched this movie a lot of times already, and I would not get tired of watching it all over again. I was a freshman student when I watched it the first time and if my memory serves me right, we rented a VHS tape that cost about 15 pesos that time. If I am not mistaken,  that time was at the height of the VHS players, no VCDs nor DVDs yet. My friends and I contributed an amount from our school allowance to come up with the 15 pesos.

The movie tackles  about the friendship of four young girls. It shows how strong their bond has come about, how they survive and face the different situation or family crisis that each one of them is dealing with, and, how they surpass all the trials, troubles and challenges they went through as they grow up.

The movie is fun and interesting, from the spat they have with their mischievous neighbors, the cute blossoming of childhood crushes, the unending curiosity on puberty stage,  to the dreams that they hoped to achieve when they grow up. These relevant moments are a sure fire hit to us, the spectators.  I’m pretty sure you’re going to enjoy this classic hit, too.