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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.

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Dan Fogelman

Writer:

Dan Fogelman
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Cast

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

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Drama | Romance

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 January 2019 (Germany) 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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Trivia

During a scene in bed with his wife, Will (Oscar Isaac) references Chewbacca. Isaac is, of course, best known for his appearances in Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) and Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017). See more »

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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 »

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Javier: I will accept, but only on one condition: My whistling is for me. My big mouth is for my men.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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Not Dark Yet
Performed by Bob Dylan
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Actors were superb; script, not so much
24 September 2018 | by dpavlichek62See all my reviews

Dan Fogelman fan here. I love "This is Us" and was very much looking forward to this film. I love everyone in it. They each did a fabulous job.

BUT it was such a needlessly depressing movie. We never got beyond the surface of the tragic vignettes, so I didn't feel connected to the characters (okay, maybe one). A good editor could have saved this movie. I'm such a sap, but I never felt a tear or lump in my throat.

If you must watch it to see for yourself, go to the cheap showing.


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