Life Itself

2019 At the movies Entertainment January 2019

By Suzanne A. Marshall from the January 2019 Edition

Directed by:       Dan Fogelman        

Starring:    Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bennington, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa, Alex Monner 

“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 .”   

In the end, I came to appreciate the message of the movie regarding all of the unknown coincidences throughout the world that can impact ‘life itself’ and the journey we all take till the end. But the first half of this movie is tough and pieced together in a back and forth rhythm that takes a while to understand. 

As the story evolves, it does thankfully come together, leaving you feeling that you got the message though exhausted from trying to figure it all out.

A special note to those catching this movie in Mexico…the section that takes place in Spain has no English subtitles as it is a Spanish-speaking country, of course. So I had to really press the old brain to interpret the gist of this piece of the puzzle.  

The actors were extremely good in their parts and overall this is a good movie. 

IMDb has thus rated this movie at 6/10 based on 2,813 opinions

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