A Beautiful Now has a lot of problems, including the oftentimes heavy-handed dialogue that all too often plagues indie films. That being said there’s a lot of aspects of the film that work, including the strong cast that elevates the oftentimes dry dialogue and situations that each of their characters is going through. Going into the film I expected Spencer, who’s the most recognizable of the entire cast, to be the best part of the movie. While she shines in certain areas, the rest of the cast steps up and matches her, which is surprising considering the complicated character that she’s working with compared to what her co-stars have. Though A Beautiful Now takes an oftentimes bumpy road, Amavia redeems a large portion of the film with its ending, which helps makes up for what is sometimes a difficult hour and thirty minute runtime.
Full review at Controlled Obesession: cobess.com/a-beautiful-now-movie-review-la-film-fest-2015-0516/