How I Live Now

{4.5/5} “Mom’s in Switzerland. Nothing ever happens in Switzerland.”

In the near future the world is a dangerous place. Security is in evidence everywhere. When Daisy goes to England to stay with her cousins for the summer, war breaks out. As an American citizen she gets a ticket home — but she decides to stay with her cousins. Then they’re forced to evacuate, and the girls are separated from the boys. How will they find each other again?

How I Live Now was released in 2013.

You can count on Saoirse Ronan to give a tremendous performance, and she does.

The story is from Daisy’s point of view. We see what happens to her, but we don’t see what happens to the boys or what happens in the larger world.

Some parts are fairly serious.

It’s not really a movie about war. It’s about young love, growing up, and doing what it takes to survive — I liked it a lot.

The gentle music is by Jon Hopkins (Monsters).

Saoirse Ronan (Byzantium) plays Daisy.

The movie was directed by Kevin Macdonald (State of Play).

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