How I Live Now is a Canadian-British drama film from 2013, based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Meg Rosoff, directed by Kevin Macdonald and script written by Tony Grisoni, Jeremy Brock and Penelope Skinner.


An American girl, sent to the English countryside to stay with relatives, finds love and purpose while fighting for her survival as war envelops the world around her. [1]


  • Saoirse Ronan as Daisy
  • George MacKay as Edmond
  • Tom Holland as Isaac
  • Harley Bird as Piper
  • Anna Chancellor as Aunt Penn
  • Corey Johnson as Consular official
  • Danny McEvoy as Joe
  • Darren Morfitt as the Sergeant
  • Jonathan Rugman as the News Reporter
  • Stella Gonet as Mrs McEvoy
  • Des McAleer as Major McEvoy
  • Sophie Stanton as Woman in Truck
  • Nav Sidhu as Checkpoint Soldier
  • Amy Dawson as Beaten Woman
  • Mark Stanley as Chasing Man 1
  • Paul Ronan as Chasing Man 2
  • Josh Dyer as Mercenary
  • Sophie Ellis as Farm Girl


The film was released on 4 October 2013 in the United Kingdom and was set for release on 28 November 2013 in Australia. On 25 July 2013, Magnolia Pictures acquired the US rights to distribute the film.


Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 66% based on 101 reviews from critics, with an average rating of 6.3/10; the site's consensus states: "Led by another strong performance from Saoirse Ronan and a screenplay that subverts YA clichés, How I Live Now blends young love with post-apocalyptic drama." Metacritic rated it 57/100 based on reviews from 29 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews". [2]


How I Live Now TRAILER 1 (2013) - Saoirse Ronan Movie HD

How I Live Now TRAILER 1 (2013) - Saoirse Ronan Movie HD


  1. - Synopsis
  2. - Release & reception