• Life Can Be A Mess, But So Is 'Life Itself'

    29 days ago - By NPR

    Life Itself , from the creator of This Is Us , launches two family stories on two different continents. It offers some lovely moments, but its grand ambitions are beyond its grasp.
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  • Review: 'Life Itself' is emotionally sadistic. But that's not the worst thing about this Dan Fogelman film

    Review: 'Life Itself' is emotionally sadistic. But that's not the worst thing about this Dan Fogelman film

    29 days ago - By Los Angeles Times

    It's difficult to discuss what “Life Itself” is exactly about because the film, written and directed by “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, is such a twisty, tangled narrative that to describe any aspect of it is to risk spoilers. Besides, it's best to experience the twists and turns for yourself...
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  • ‘Life Itself' Film Review: Canned Tear-Jerker About Destiny Is a Jaw-Dropping Mess

    29 days ago - By The Wrap

    If all you need from a love story are two people smiling at each other and a narrator saying they're in love, then “Life Itself” is for you. If all you require to show the passage of years is a CG montage or some cheap makeup, then “Life Itself” is for you. If the only way you'll know things are tough is if everyone dies, then “Life Itself” is for you.
    For everyone else, though, writer-director Dan Fogelman's “Life Itself” is a glib, noxious, airplane-unworthy melodrama so insecure about its time-hopping, tragedy-strewn events and heart-stricken characters that, in its naked manipulation...
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