Saturday, March 23, 2013

Won't back down DVD and Now is good DVD Giveaway.....(CLOSED)

Recently I was sent some great movies to watch and loved them both!

The two movies are Won't Back Down and Now Is Good both available on DVD and Blu-ray April 3, 2013.



Won't Back Down is a movie of courage, parenthood and friendship. (and inspired by actual events)

Storyline: A story of two mothers (played by Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis) with children who have dyslexia and are failing in an inner city school in Pittsburgh -  join forces to take back the school and turn it into a place of learning. Along the way there are obstacles such as dealing with the school board, the parents and the teachers union. But before they can change the school for the better, they must first battle the parents, the school board, and the teachers union. Because this is for their children, they won't back down from this enormous challenge.

The movie is predictable, but I liked what the characters brought to the movie and the topic is something that each parent and child can relate to in some way. It made me laugh and cry as well. It is a inspiring movie that shows us - if you really want something to change, it can if you really try.


Now is good is a movie of love, reality and sadness.

Storyline: Tessa (played by Dakota Fanning) is seventeen and passionate about life. Diagnosed with a leukemia, she determines to use every moment, compiling a list of what a normal teenager would experience, including losing her virginity and taking drugs. With the help of her friend Zoey, she sets the list in motion. While her family deals with fear and grief each in their own way - her dad being the worried and obsessive father and her mother unable to bear it, Tessa explores a whole new world. Falling in love with Adam, her new neighbour, wasn't on the list, but it proves to be the most memorable experience of them all.

The movie does a great job of showing emotion and anger from seventeen year old Tessa who shows us what it is like to know that she is going to die. I cried more than once in this movie. It certainly makes you appreciate what we have in life.

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GIVEAWAY CLOSED
 

I have one copy of Won't back down to giveaway to one reader and one copy of Now is good to giveaway to another reader. 
 
For your chance to win, leave a comment telling me which of these two movies you would like to win? (don't forget to leave your email address in the comments)

Terms and conditions:

1. Open to Australian residents only.

3. This giveaway finishes 20th of April 2013 at 10pm. (AEST)
4. Please leave your email address in your comment, so I can email you if you are the winner.

5. Disney will be sending out the prize.


Winners are:
Melissa F
Emma B

Thanks to all who entered. Look out for more great giveaways coming soon!

 
 

67 comments:

Norlin said...

I've heard of Now is Good & saw the music video featuring that film so definitely would LOVE to win this one! :)

My email: norlin(at)hotmail(dot)com

Emma. said...

I'd love to win Won't Back Down...I love great stories that are inspired by real events!

ebrutycomps@gmail.com

Cheers! :-)

Emma. said...

I'd live to win Won't Back Down...I love a good story based on real events!

ebrutycomps@gmail.com

Cheers! :-)

MichVee said...

Hi, I would like to win Now Is Good, it sounds like a real tear-jerker!
Thanks so much for the opportunity!

MichVee said...

Oops forgot to include my email; its kookla123@yahoo.com

Carolyn M said...

Now Is Good
carmaz@iprimus.com.au

Melissa Krohn said...

Wont Back Down
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Abby said...

Won't Back Down

Anonymous said...

Won't Back Down - as Dyslexics rule k.o.!

bert

bertc@selc.com.au

Anonymous said...

Won't Back Down: it looks like a 'Write'-on, feel-good movie which is always a good reason to watch

Marie Pohnetalova

mariep200381@yahoo.com.au

linda1963 said...

Love wont back down:-)

mermaid78 said...

"now is good".Looks like an emotional movie

mermaid78@iprimus.com.au

Anonymous said...

I watched Won't Back Down on a plane with my Mother & my Sister & we all managed to tune everything around us out & focus on this powerful story! I'd love to win it on DVD to watch again!

Jessie Jean
i_am_the_dancing_queen@hotmail.com

aussiewo said...

now is good. It sounds and looks like a awesome love story and also a musical. Who doen't love a romance story and singing.

aussiewo said...

now is good. It looks like a very awesome movie with romance and singing and who doesn't enjoy a love story.

Wendy Rose said...

I like nothing better than a good love story, except a love story with tears. Now Is Good is right up my alley.
Wendy
ronrose125@gmail.com

Helga said...

I would love to win Now is Good; I know I will be in tears for most of the movie; nevertheless I would love to watch it.

hgother@hotmail.com

Rockn said...

I would love to see Won't back Down, I have heard it is a very inspirational story, I could do with some optimism at the moment!
narellerock@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

"Now is Good" I really love these emotional dramas - they can really affect how you look at your own life. Sounds like a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon!

Sandra - birdcaget@hotmail.com

melanie w said...

I would love to win Wont Back Down, Maggie Gyllenhall and Holly Hunter are great actresses operationhotmother@hellokitty.com

Anonymous said...

Now Is Good would be great if I won, thanks.

clare[dot]miller[at]y7mail[dot]com

Claire said...

I would love to win a copy of 'Now Is Good'.
clairemontague@live.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

won't back down, just love Maggie! arballantyne@dodo.com.au

Kim maxwell said...

Now is good!!

Kim m galwayst@hotmail.com

Toby Ryan Wilson said...

Would love to win Now is Good.

wil.old@bigpond.com

Anonymous said...

Now is Good. Love Dakota Fanning.
earthykitt@hotmail.com

Joyce Tan said...

I would love 'Wont Back Down', love movies that inspire courage!
tan_ying_ying@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Now is Good would be perfect for my mum for Mother's Day, because she ADORES Maggie! redhall131@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I have hear that 'Now is Good' is a great chick flick, and is a great watch, would love to see it.

kirby said...

"Won't Back Down" sounds perfect for me!

kirby said...

'Won't Back Down' sounds perfect for me!
gagootzz@hotmail.com

gammadm2@yahoo.com.au said...

Now is good,I'd love to see Dakota fanning play a much older role and have a love life in a film

Kelster said...

Now is Good would be my choice, need a good cry!

kelster.ryan83@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Now is Good sounds good ;)

Miss_Penelope_rocks@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Now is good, I hear it is a must see!

belleglen@live.com

Anonymous said...

NOW IS GOOD WOULD LOVE TO WATCH


paulcondon@skymesh.com.au

mandachic said...

Now Is Good
From the brief storyline I really feel I could use the inspiration in the film
mandachic84@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Both look like a great rainy day flick, but "Wont Back Down" has some brilliant character actresses in it, so that's my choice.
sweetqueen27@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

now is good and wont back down

crowndove5@hotmail.com

mandachic said...

Now Is Good - I love a heart warming story that inspires me to be grateful for what I have got!

jessiebelle said...

Won't Back Down as I am very interested in having more insight.

t.boult@hotmail.com

Minnes said...

Won't back down looks awesome.

crankycaroline@gmail.com

Mel said...

I would love to win a copy of Now Is Good. I saw it recently and it really makes me appreciate what I have and makes me more determined to beat my depression and anxiety.

It's right up there with my favourite movies and it has Dakota Fanning so what's not to love?

miss.melissa.forbes@gmail.com

thank you c:

nicole larsen said...

Wont back down sounds like a movie I,d love to see

meanderingofayoungone said...

Won't back down, it's inspiring because it's motivating and advocating for the kids, I have seen Now is Good and balled my eyes out, I need to watch something revolutionary and inspirational

mljef3@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Now is good! I love Dakota Fanning and am a sucker for romance!

Matthews1113@hotmail.com

Sara said...

I'd love to win Won't Back Down! I love stories based on real events. Thanks! sara_byrne@live.com.au

Krystle said...

I haven't seen either of these, but Won't Back Down would be great to win.

krystle.sky@gmail.com

Ceci said...

Now is Good, although it would be hard to watch because my 11 year old son is a cancer survivor, but it is also because of that I would love to see it.
simply_cecil_bee@yahoo.com.au

Rowan said...

Won't Back Down as I'm a huge fan of Maggie Gyllenhaal's and always enjoy being inspired by feel-good movies!

macdonald.rowan@gmail.com

Joselle said...

Now is Good because I love Maggie Gyllenhall. She is a truly gorgeous actress inside and out!
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Joselle said...

Won't back down. . LOVE LOVE LOVE Maggie Gyllenhall.
Raedella@gmail.com

mickgillies2002 said...

Now is good sounds so emotional and a movie who's story I would love to own
mickgillies2002@yahoo.com.au

Amanda said...

Now Is Good, sounds like a great girly movie with plenty of emotion, interested to see how Dakota Fanning does in this role, will get the tissues ready

amanda-gall@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love to see now is good, because it has a really good message that, you never know what life is going to throw at you and you have to learn to make the most of what you have. It show the courage of a girl who won't back down despite her serious troubles! It seems like a very very lovely movie!

alana3238@bigpond.com

Kelly said...

Id love to see Now is Good - it looks great :)

Kellyh82comp@gmail.com

jude79 said...

Wont Back Down looks like a great movie and one to watch on a quiet night, when my boys are sound asleep.

judels79@gmail.com

faye said...

"Won't Back Down" sounds great. I'd love to win it... thank you for the opportunity...

Shambala@westnet.com.au

Anonymous said...

"Won't back down" looks great! 'd love to see this one. I love Maggie, she's awesome.

tanyaeliseclarke@yahoo.com.au

Tanya C said...

'Won't back down' looks great! I'd love to see this one. Maggie is awesome!

tanyaeliseclarke@yahoo.com.au

Anonymous said...

makemewin@y7mail.com
This would be a heaps good prize :)

Cherie Davis said...

I think ummm wont back down
cheriedavis76@gmail.com

jaz said...

Now is Good

bardie said...

Now is good - I love Dakota

terry wedding said...

I would love either really but as I have to Choose Now is good looks great as it has Dakota Fanning in it

terrywedding@hotmail.com

Ally said...

Won't back down
Thanks
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Anonymous said...

"Now is Good" would be brilliant!
nicoleob@virginbroadband.com.au

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