Here and Now

Film, Drama
3 out of 5 stars
Here and Now

British romantic teen drama ‘Here and Now’ announces its two lead newcomers with a proud ‘Introducing…’ credit. The leads in question – Lauren Johns and Andy Rush – are fine as the apparently ill-matched mouthy city girl and quiet country boy who gradually bond. But the real star of writer-director Lisle Turner’s debut feature is Will Humphris’s cinematography. Time and time again, the look of the film saves a mood-oriented script which could comfortably be contracted into 45 minutes without losing any vital story beats. Editor Paul Monaghan is perhaps aware of the film’s slight narrative shortcomings, and devotes ample time to the film’s pastoral trump card, with the plethora of lush, lingering location shots of the Wye Valley sometimes feeling like a beautiful commercial portfolio for the talented director of photography. Destined to be appreciated most of all by the filmmakers’ friends and family, ‘Here and Now’ is a modest film with a gentle heart.

By: Catherine Bray

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Release details

Rated: 12A
Release date: Friday July 4 2014
Duration: 82 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lisle Turner
Screenwriter: Lisle Turner
Cast: Susan Lynch
Andy Rush
Lauren Johns
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