Life Itself

Release Date: September 21st, 2018

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

College sweethearts Will and Abby fall in love, get married and prepare to bring their first child into the world. As their story unfolds in New York, fate links them to a group of people in Seville, Spain, including a troubled young woman, a man and his granddaughter, a wealthy landowner and a plantation manager.

Cast: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta

Director: Dan Fogelman

Genres: Romance , Comedy drama

Production Co: FilmNation Entertainment, Temple Hill Entertainment

Distributors: Amazon Studios

Keywords: Growing up , Transformation , Tense , 1990s , New York City , House , Husband , Fall , Marriage , 2000s , Family , 1980s , Emotional , Heartwarming , Wife , Love , 2010s , Bar

Ratings & Reviews

  • 30
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s contrived at every turn and talky like a French film, though 100 percent American indie in its earnest conviction that it’s saying something of substance about the unpredictable roller coaster of life and love. show more

  • 20
    Inkoo KangSlate

    The commitment of its all-star cast — which includes Oscar Isaac, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Wilde, Olivia Cooke, and Samuel L. Jackson — can’t divert from the fact that its quills droop and sag, where they haven’t fallen off altogether. Behold the other North American flightless turkey. show more

  • 40
    Allan HunterScreen International

    Some of the wit and emotion strikes home and the longer we spend with individual characters the more their story resonates. show more

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