As a young New York couple Will Dempsey (Oscar Issac) and Abbey Dempsey (Olivia Wilde) goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child Dylan (Olivia Cooke), the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes in Life Itself.
Director and writer Dan Fogelman of This Is Us fame, examines the perils and rewards of everyday life in a multigenerational saga featuring an international cast.
Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humuor, poignancy and love.
The above words do not belong to me. In fact, I sourced them almost entirely from a synopsis that was sent to me. This is the level of overwhelmed I felt after watching the film.
Firstly, I must say I'm completely grateful that the film is broken down into five chapters; The Hero, Dylan Dempsey, The Gonzalez Family, Rodrigo Gonzalez and Elena Dempsey - Gonzalez.