Trials, tribulations of daily life
DIRECTOR: Dan Fogelman CAST: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Mandy Patinkin, Olivia Cooke, Laia Costa, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas RUNNING TIME: 118 minutes RATING: ★★★✩✩
AS A young New York couple Will Dempsey (Oscar Issac) and Abbey Dempsey (Olivia Wilde) goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child Dylan (Olivia Cooke), the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself.
Director and writer Dan Fogelman of This Is Us fame, examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga with an international cast.
Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humour, poignancy and love.
The above words do not belong to me. In fact, I sourced them almost entirely from a synopsis that was sent to me.
I felt overwhelmed after watching the film.
It’s a very layered story, one that’s been intricately woven.
The film explores the themes of love, obsession, family, mental health, the grieving process and the overarching theme explores the unpredictable nature of life.
Life Itself opens in cinemas today.