Life Itself

From the creator of THIS IS US.


Life Itself
We follow a young New York couple as they go from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, while the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes. The film exhibits a sharp divide between critical appraisal and popular appeal.

117 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama, Romance, On the art circuit.

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Credits

Cast
Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, Annette Bening, Mandy Patinkin, Jean Smart, Olivia Cooke
Director
Dan Fogelman
ScreenplayDan Fogelman
MusicFederico Jusid
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
EditingJulie Monroe
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2018
Produced byFilmNation Entertainment, Temple Hill Entertainment, Nostromo Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreRomantic drama
LanguageStrong, frequent, justified by context. Sometimes demeaning, mainly conversational and exclamatory.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceStrong, fairly frequent, realistic, graphic images of blood and trauma, physical and emotional violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
4
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
2
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
5
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
3
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

24.com
Lindsey Bahr quote iconIn fact, nothing much in Life Itself feels like life itself. It is too polished, too winking, too big and too much to be all that relatable, even with a cast as appealing as this
5
ScreenIt
Jim Judy quote iconThere are some positives to be had, but the negatives ultimately outweigh them.
9
Metacritic.com
36 critics
4
Rottentomatoes critics
97 critics
7
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA mawkish melodrama that means less the more it tries to say, Life Itself suggests writer-director Dan Fogelman’s talents are best suited to television.
2
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
10
CommonSenseMedia
Sandie Angulo Chen quote iconToo-emotional melodrama has violence, language, drinking.
5

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
13 users
10
Rottentomatoes users
571 users
15
IMDB
1255 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
16

Average .. 43%

9

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