Life Itself

Release Date: September 20, 2018
Review Date: September 22, 2018
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Romance, Drama

Lemme guess: You've never even heard of Life Itself. Same here.

BUT, we saw it nonetheless, because it was the only thing on...and boy, are we glad we did!

This is why movies are made.

It starts off sorta lumpy and uneven (intentionally), but once it reveals its stride (Act II), there's no turning back and few things in the movie market today that compete. It's got the same generational sweep you find in The Godfather trilogy.

I'm not sure in what universe The House with a Clock in Its Walls gets a 6.2 and Life Itself gets a 5.3. I guess the same universe in which wrong is right, right is wrong, and crooks run the joint.

I could write for 30 minutes about how tremendous and beautiful and fantastic and beloved we found this movie, but how about we just cut to the chase and I simply say, "If you miss it, you miss out."

So there.

See it. (Especially if you love sentimental love stories, or NBC's Parenthood, or Dan Fogelman's This Is Us, because this is his big movie outing and he knocks the cover off the ball.)

p.s. Mind the R rating (which exists primarily for language and periodic violence), so don't be takin' the kiddos, but do take the love of your life. Oh, and a box of Kleenex. Lots and lots of Kleenex.