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61 Ratings

Life Itself

Directed by Dan Fogelman
United States, 2018
Drama, Romance


The lives of people from New York to Spain intersect over the course of different generations.

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Life Itself Directed by Dan Fogelman
In this excruciatingly contrived and ill-conceived multigenerational saga, the writer and director Dan Fogelman (the creator of the TV tearjerker “This Is Us”) dispatches his characters with all the feeling reserved for chess pieces.
September 21, 2018
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So perversely jaw-dropping in its attempts to extort feelings out of us that it could almost be a black comedy. But no, this one is playing it straight.
September 20, 2018
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“Life Itself,” Dan Fogelman’s inadvertently hilarious new movie, reminded me of a line from “The Importance of Being Earnest” Oscar Wilde’s deliberately hilarious old play. “To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”
September 19, 2018
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