As a young New York City couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself. Director and writer Dan Fogelman ("This Is Us") examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multi-generational saga featuring an international ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris- Mencheta, Laia Costa, Alex Monner and Mandy Patinkin. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.
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The entire film, despite covering four generations of people, all seems to take place in the present day. There's nothing to differentiate the varied time periods. See more »
I crave a happy life, grandpa. I have a almost desperate craving for stability and happiness, the way fat people crave chocolate or lost hikers crave rescue. I want to live a big, great, fantastical life, but I am concerned that the tragedy that seems to follow me, the tragedy that birthed me will prevent that from ever happening.
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The critics hated this movie but I actually liked it. It's definitely a 'watch-it-twice' type of movie because after you figure out what's going on, you realize you may have missed some things but I think because I'm already familiar with Fogelman's writing style from watching and loving "This Is Us" that I get it...and I know how his stories appear to be 'all over the place' in the beginning but end up as Patinkin's favorite word, "connected" in the end.
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