Be Here Now

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"Everyone has a hero withing them."
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 8.5  (3,541)

Be Here Now is a documentary film released in 2015 that takes a look at the life of Spartacus actor, Andy Whitfield, and his battle with cancer. Directed by Lilibet Foster, this emotional and inspiring film is a tribute to the legacy of Andy Whitfield and serves as a reminder to live every moment to its fullest. From the beginning of the movie, we are introduced to the charming and charismatic Andy Whitfield. A husband, father, and rising Hollywood star, Andy's life seemed to be on an upward trajectory. However, things took a turn when he was diagnosed with cancer, and his world was turned upside down. Be Here Now chronicles Andy's journey from diagnosis to his ultimate passing, with a focus on his unwavering strength, determination, and joy for life.

The film showcases how Andy, through his cancer journey, discovered mindfulness and living in the moment, which he credits with helping him cope with the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges he faced. Throughout the movie, we see him sharing this newfound wisdom and appreciation for life with his loved ones, especially his wife and children.

The movie shares how Andy applied mindfulness in his cancer treatment, such as a willingness to participate in unconventional treatments and therapies. Be Here Now follows Andy as he undergoes treatments, experiences the highs and lows of his emotional state, and ultimately decides to participate in an experimental clinical trial in Australia.

The documentary also features interviews with Andy's loved ones, including his wife Vashti, as well as other people who were touched by his positive outlook and unwavering determination. We get to see the impact that Andy had on those around him and how his strength and will to live impacted those who supported him.

Be Here Now sensitively shows the effects of Andy's illness on his wife and children —his rock throughout his journey. The movie highlights the challenges and strain that come with caring for a loved one with cancer, as well as the emotional and physical toll it can have on the caregiver. The film shows how Vashti stayed by Andy's side throughout treatment and how they together coped with the added hardships that cancer can bring to a family.

Despite the heavy subject matter, Be Here Now also features lighter moments that reflect Andy's joyful spirit. These moments mainly come from home videos and behind the scenes footage that show him clowning around with his co-stars or goofing off with his kids. These light-hearted moments serve as a reminder of Andy's remarkable spirit and the strength he brought throughout his cancer battle.

The film has a very intimate feel to it, and this is mainly due to the home movies that are used to intersperse the interviews, and other footage throughout. These videos show Andy's life before, during, and after his cancer treatment, bringing a personal touch to the story. The footage of Andy, his wife, and children provides insight into the daily struggles and joys that come with a life coping with illness.

Overall, Be Here Now is an incredibly moving and inspiring film that shows a personal, raw, and unfiltered look at the life of a man, husband, and father, dealing with a difficult illness. The film reminds us that, despite life's hardships, we should all live in the present and cherish every moment we have with those we love. Be Here Now is an important film that serves as a tribute to a remarkable man and the positive legacy he left behind.

Be Here Now is a 2016 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.5.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    8.5  (3,541)