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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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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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We're all part of a greater story 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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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson and Annette Bening appeared in Captain Marvel (2019). 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 »

Quotes

Rodrigo (7-10 Years Old): [looking out from the stopped bus] Are you okay?
Dylan: [sitting at the bus stop] Does it matter?
Elena Dempsey-González: [narrating] If Rodrigo González had really been there that night, he might have told the lonely young woman sitting in front of him that it mattered quite a bit to him that Dylan Dempsey was okay.
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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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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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Beautiful.
2 January 2019 | by maggiedelcampSee all my reviews

I agree the first 10 minutes I was SUPER close to jumping ship, but I would have really missed out! A beautiful exepected story of life, trials and family. The hope and history that brings us where we are today.

The acting and writing were some of the best I have every seen.


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Country:

USA | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

21 September 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,123,463, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$4,102,648

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,997,774
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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