Now and Then directed by Lesli Linker Glatter (1995), is a film about a group of friends coming together to spend time all together as adults and the pivotal summer of their childhood that helped pave the path for the rest of their lives. Most of the story is spent on their past selves and what had happened that helped cause them to be who they are as adults. It’s an interesting slice of life type film with twists and turns everywhere. It’s a very dramatic telling but maybe it’s because they’re remembering events of their childhood as adults and children tend to think things are grander than they really are or maybe it’s because it’s a cheesy 90’s film. The characters are engaging and fun. You want to know more about them throughout the film. The kid actors were great. Kids tend to over act a lot but that wasn’t really a problem in this film. Which is always a welcomed surprise. However, what was shocking was that the adult actors DID overact their parts and I’m unsure if that was intentional or not. All in all, it’s a fun story and worth one watch sometime in your lifetime. It’s certainly an easy watch.
Watched on Netflix.