The trials and tribulations of everyday life make for some of the most remarkable stories. Dan Fogelman, creator of NBC’s breakout hit “This Is Us,” focuses on that with his new film Life Itself.
Crossing generations and shifting through lifetimes, Life Itself follows a young New York couple as they transition from college romance to married family of three. Unexpected twists and turns help to define their journey, creating a ripple effect that is felt by those near and far.
The story, as simple as it appears, offers a plethora of opportunities to dive deep into the normality of events that we call life. The film’s debut trailer, complete with an assortment of plot teases, offers up a healthy amount of deep dialogue exchanges, one of which explains the many ways that life tricks us. I’m not sure how all of it will connect, but I’m definitely intrigued to the point of wanting to know.
Boasting a spectacular ensemble including Oscar Isaac, Olvia Wilde, Antonio Banderas, Annette Being, Olivia Cooke, and Mandy Patinkin, Life Itself hits theaters on September 21.