Go Now

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  • R
  • 1995
  • 1 hr 21 min
  • 7.2  (1,255)

Go Now is a deeply emotional movie from 1995 which follows the story of Nick (played by Robert Carlyle) a young man who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The film explores the effect that this has on his life and relationships, as well as his struggle to come to terms with the condition. Nick is an up-and-coming builder who is engaged to his girlfriend Karen (played by Juliet Aubrey). He is living the perfect life and his future seems bright. However, one day while playing soccer, he collapses on the field and is immediately taken to the hospital. There, he is given the devastating news that he has MS. Nick is inconsolable and his life quickly falls apart as he struggles to cope with the diagnosis.

With no cure for MS, Nick's condition deteriorates rapidly. He struggles with walking, talking, and even simple tasks become a challenge. However, despite his decreasing physical ability, Nick's spirit remains unbroken, and he continues to try and live as normal a life as possible, even though the world around him is crumbling.

The impact of Nick's diagnosis is felt by those closest to him, particularly his fiancé Karen, who becomes his primary caregiver. Karen also watches as Nick's condition worsens and starts to feel overwhelmed, as she struggles to balance her work and personal life while caring for Nick.

The film is an emotional rollercoaster as we see Nick's journey unfold. We witness his highs and lows, his determination to live life to the fullest, and his fear of where the disease will take him. Go Now is a story of love, loss, and acceptance. It shows that life can be cruel and unpredictable, but we must face our fears head-on and continue to strive for happiness.

One particular scene in the movie that stands out and highlights the emotional depth of Go Now, is when Nick and Karen are at a house party. Nick is struggling to socialize and communicate with those around him, but Karen is doing her best to help him. She dances with him and tries to involve him in conversations, but when she is called away to attend to a work emergency, Nick is left alone and unable to fend for himself. The scene is heartbreaking, as the viewer realizes the extent of Nick’s condition and how helpless he feels.

Another aspect that the film explores is how MS is not just a physical disease but also an emotional one. At one point in the movie, Nick decides to go to a support group and meets other patients with MS. Through these interactions, he realizes that he is not alone, and that there are other people living with the same condition as him. This scene is powerful as it highlights the importance of support systems and finding people who understand what you’re going through.

Go Now is a beautifully crafted film that packs an emotional punch. The performances by both Robert Carlyle and Juliet Aubrey are incredibly moving and realistic. The film captures the true essence of living with a chronic illness and how it can affect every aspect of your life. It is a must-see for anyone who has been affected by a chronic illness or those who want to better understand the physical and emotional toll of living with one.

Go Now is a 1995 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 21 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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    1 hr 21 min
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,255)