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Life Itself (2018)

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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.

Director:

Dan Fogelman

Writer:

Dan Fogelman
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1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Oscar Isaac ... Will
Olivia Wilde ... Abby
Annette Bening ... Dr. Cait Morris
Mandy Patinkin ... Irwin Dempsey
Jean Smart ... Linda
Olivia Cooke ... Dylan
Sergio Peris-Mencheta ... Javier González
Antonio Banderas ... Mr. Saccione
Laia Costa ... Isabel Díaz
Àlex Monner ... Rodrigo González Díaz
Isabel Durant ... Shari Dickstein
Lorenza Izzo ... Elena Dempsey-González
Samuel L. Jackson ... Samuel L. Jackson
Jake Robinson ... Henry / Hero
Adrian Marrero ... Rodrigo (7-10 Years Old) (as Adrián Marrero)
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Storyline

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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This September, Life Will Surprise You See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language including sexual references, some violent images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life Itself See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,123,463, 23 September 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$4,102,648, 4 November 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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In December 2017, a fierce bidding war for the distribution rights of the film, which was between Amazon Studios, Universal Pictures, and Paramount Pictures, concluded with Amazon Studios winning the rights with a $10 million dollar plus bid. See more »

Goofs

Abby as a baby is actually a boy. When Will is remembering the scene where she was born, the baby is actually a baby since you see male anatomy. See more »

Quotes

Elena Dempsey-González: When critics reviewed Abby Dempsey's favorite album, Bob Dylan's 1997 release, "Time Out of Mind," the song "Make You Feel My Love" was a source of much criticism. Every track on the album brimmed with unrelenting melancholy and sadness. But there, smack in the middle of it all, sat an unbashedly populist hit song, a love song... a song that in years to come would be covered by Garth Brooks, of all people. Critics argued that putting an on-the-nose love song in the middle of an album about ...
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Connections

References Beautiful Girls (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Copacabana
Written by Mikel Izal (as Mikel Izal Luzuriaga)
Performed by Izal (as IZAL)
Courtesy of BMG Rights Administration (Spain) SLU/Hook Ediciones Musicales
By arrangement with BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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The critics are wrong!
29 September 2018 | by gwunmacSee all my reviews

I fell in love with this movie. The characters, the stories, the landscapes were enthralling. I'm not sure what the critics who panned this movie were watching but it wasn't what I watched unfold on the screen. Big thumbs up from me!


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