A New York teen visiting relatives in the English countryside must fight for survival after the entire world is plunged into war in this drama directed by Kevin Macdonald, and based on the apocalyptic novel by Meg Rosoff. Fifteen-year-old Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) has recently arrived in the United Kingdom to spend the summer with her cousins when her heart flutters at the sight of her handsome cousin Eddie (George MacKay). Just as the pair have begin to form an intense connection, however, the bombs begin to rain down on London, and an occupying military force seizes power. Now, with Eddie nowhere to be found, Daisy must protect his younger siblings Isaac (Tom Holland) and Piper (Harley Bird) while attempting to navigate a frightening new world where survival is a day-to-day struggle. Later, when the trio is separated, the uncertainty of not knowing Eddie's fate begins to take a heavy toll on the psyche of the frightened, misplaced Daisy.
Kevin MacDonald - Director
Tony Grisoni - Screenwriter, IN THIS WORLD (2003)
Franz Lustig - DP. LAND OF PLENTY (2005)
Jon Hopkins - Composer (Music Score)
Des McAleer - ACTOR\"4 DAYS IN JULY"
Stella Gonet - Actress/"Heading Home"
Sophie Stanton - Actress
Corey Johnson - Star/ THE MUMMY (1999)
Darren Morfitt - Actor in GRAFTERS - SEASON TWO
Saoirse Ronan - Actress, I COULD NEVER BE YOUR WOMAN (2006)
Tom Holland - Actor, ;
Mark Stanley - Actor
"Held together by a forceful performance from Saoirse Ronan..." - 09/13/2013 Variety
3 stars out of 5 -- "Macdonald's film is a noble stab at bringing Meg Rosoff's YA novel to the screen, which sees Ronan in typically watchable form." - 09/27/2013 Empire
3 stars out of 5 -- "HOW I LIVE NOW looks terrific." - 10/03/2013 Total Film
"Ronan acquits herself nicely. Believable as both a smitten leading lady and a resourceful action heroine, shes the ideal young-adult starlet..." - 11/07/2013 A.V. Club
"Ms. Ronan grows in screen presence, and grace, as her character opens up..." - 11/07/2013 Wall Street Journal
3 stars out of 4 -- "Set in England, the dystopic BRAZIL and 28 DAYS LATER both ended with pastoral idylls for adult couples. HOW I LIVE NOW offers adolescents a lovely vision of holistic healing in the same countryside." - 11/07/2013 Chicago Sun-Times
"[A] dark adventure story....HOW I LIVE NOW has lyricism, urgency, and intelligence..." - 11/07/2013 Film Comment