How I Live Now

Synopsis: American teenager Elizabeth "Daisy" is sent by her estranged father away from New York to the countryside of England to stay with her Aunt Penn. Her distant cousin Isaac welcomes her at the airport and drives her home. She is introduced to her cousins, seventeen year-old Eddie and young Piper and to their friend Joe. However Daisy is a resentful, needy of love and aloof girl who believes that she is cursed and that bad things happen wherever she goes since her mother died in her delivery. Aunt Penn is a busy woman who is studying the war scenario in England, which is on alert due to an imminent terrorist attack, and needs to fly to Geneva. However, the next morning, a nuclear bomb explodes in London and the authorities of the United Kingdom declare a state of siege. Meanwhile Daisy and Eddie fall in love with each other, but they are separated by the military, which sends girls to one camp and men to another. Daisy and Eddie promise to meet each other again. In a country at war, Daisy
Director(s): Kevin Macdonald
Production: Magnolia Pictures
  1 win & 8 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

Imagine yourself

being successful.

Five exercises

to make your butt smaller.

77 best-loved cooking recipes.

Big, fat, ugly butt.

The possession of willpower

and self-discipline

can be the factor leading

to success.

Useless b*tch. 88 lbs.

You're disgusting,

do you know that?

Focus on your goal.

Sensitivity or allergy

can reduce...

God, I hate poor people...

in the body.

What is your problem?!

Hair is your crowning glory.

If you've got it...

F*** you!

Then style it in a way

that flatters your face

and choose a great color

if you don't like your own.

If you want to, try some

teeth-whitening solutions.

Teen-dating abuse and violence

is happening everywhere.

Take risks. Fat b*tch.

Step out of your comfort zone.

Successful people

think big and act big.

Why men pull away.

Remember that success

does not guarantee happiness.

Accept life is unfair.

Are my hips normal?

Accept life is unfair.

Fact. Eggs can live...

Don't give up.

If you don't give up,

you can't fail.

You can't fail. You can't fail.

You can't fail.

d Do you want

to go back home?

d Your animals are all alone d

d And there's a chicken waiting

on the stove d

d And your cousin left his D VD

of "Swinging in the '70s" d

d And do you wanna

go back home?

d Check your messages

and charge your phone

d Oh, are you

really sure you wanna go?

d When you can do

it with a rock star? d

d Do it with a rock star? d

d Wait, wait, wait d

d I'll be fine in a minute d

d Oh, oh, oh

d Wait, wait, wait d

d I'll be fine in a minute d

d Fine in a minute d

d I don't want your body

d Just a part to listen

to INX S d

d All the practice

in the world d

d Won't get me good

at Ioneliness-less d

d Loneliness-less d

d Loneliness-less-

less-less-less d

d Do you wanna dance?

d Do you wanna fight?

d Do you wanna get drunk

and stay the night? d

d Do you want

to see all my cavities? d

d Talk about the crisis

in the Middle East? d

d Do you wanna

get really terrified? d

d Icecaps are all melting,

and we're gonna die d

d Do you wanna cry? d

d I can make you cry

d Do you wanna hit me,

baby, one more time? d

d Do you wanna? Do you wanna?

d Do you? Do you?

Do you? Do you?


d Do you? Do you?

Do you? Do it!


H i.

Oh, right. Hi.

Which one are you?

- Isaac.

- No one calls me Elizabeth.

Except my dad,

and he's an a**hole.

So if you don't mind,

my name's Daisy.

Daisy, great.

- Where's your mom?

- Working. Um, she sent me.

Do you want me to take that?


Well, I don't know.

It... It might be heavy.

Yeah, it is heavy.


Well, um, we should...

we should probably go

to the car.

Yeah, sure.

Let's go to the car.

High security.

Please remain vigilant.

Report any suspicious behavior


to security personnel.

Where are you taking me?

Oh, they charge 15 quid

for half an hour's parking.

Sod that.


It's just down here.


Here, I'll put it in the car.

What age are you?

- 14.

- 14?

You've got a license?

No, but I've been driving

since I was six.

You expect me to get in this

thing? With you?

Well, you could get a bus

if you'd rather.

Fine yeah, I would.

It does take

about eight hours though.

And the next one's

not due until 11:00...

Tomorrow morning.

Welcome, by the way...

U h-huh.

To England.



Jesus C hrist.

Sorry. I'm better

when there's no cars around.

So are you gonna stay with us

for the whole summer?

What, I just got here.

You want to get

rid of me already?

No, no, no, not at all.

We've been really looking

forward to meeting you.

Piper especially.

She's the only girl

most of the time,

and you're our only cousin.

So you're gonna be like

a guest of honor.


Yeah well,

just so you know

I'm not one of those

stupid yanks who's gonna

kiss your ass the whole time

because you're British, okay?

- Okay.

- Okay.

Have we bonded now?

Can we just shut up and drive?

Yeah. Um, well,

You're the boss.

- What is this?

- d I forbid... d

d You maidens all d

d That wear gold

in your hair d

d To travel to Carterhaugh

d For young Tam Lin

is there d

d None that go by Carterhaugh

d But they leave him

a pledge d

d Either their

mantles of green d

d Or else

their maidenhead d

"Oh, had I known,

Tam Lin,'" she said

d '"What this night

I did see d

d I'd have looked him

in the eyes..." d

d '" And turned him

to a tree." d

Here we are. Welcome home.

- She's here, mom! She's here!

- Get your dog away from me.

Push 'em away, Daisy.

They'll be fine.

- Jet! Get down!

- Go... get off of me!

- Jet, get off!

- Get off, Jet!

- Jet, get off!

- Enough!

Get off, Jet! Get down!

Ugh, move!

Come here.

Jet, back!

Are you okay?

Allergy to wheat can produce

a variety of symptoms.

How to be...

f***ing loser, f***ing loser.

Sorry about the dogs.

They just... they just

get overexcited.

Hey, wait a second.

- Who is that?

- Edmond.

- Edmond?

- He's the oldest.

And this is Piper.

She's our baby.

I'm not a baby!

Elizabeth, would you

like to see my unicorn?

- Um, probably not.

- Piper, leave her alone.

- Elizabeth, you're American.

- It's Daisy.

No one calls me Elizabeth.

And if you don't mind,

what I'd really like

to see is my room.

I need to wash my hands,

like, right now.

I've got some kind

of canine S.T.D.

I'll take that.

Oh hey.

This is Joe.

H i.

He's our next-door neighbor.

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Meg Rosoff

Meg Rosoff (born 16 October 1956) is an American writer based in London, United Kingdom. She is best known for the novel How I Live Now (Puffin, 2004), which won the Guardian Prize, Printz Award, and Branford Boase Award and made the Whitbread Awards shortlist. Her second novel, Just in Case (Penguin, 2006) won the annual Carnegie Medal from the British librarians recognising the year's best children's book published in the U.K. more…

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