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.
Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.
Felix van Groeningen
Stephanie is a single mother with a parenting vlog who befriends Emily, a secretive upper-class woman who has a child at the same elementary school. When Emily goes missing, Stephanie takes it upon herself to investigate.
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.
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 »
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 will accept, but only on one condition: My whistling is for me. My big mouth is for my men.
See more »
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.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this