Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself” is a 2 hour soap opera that hovers somewhere between trauma and happiness.
The movie is an ensemble drama with segments devoted to different small groups of characters, who all connect.
“Life Itself” sports a star-studded cast including Olivia Wild, Oscar Isaac, Olivia Cooke, Antonio Banderas, Laia Costa and Sergio Peris-Mencheta.
The story flows in chapters and chapter three shifts to a family in Spain. That’s where Laia and Sergio come in. Sergio plays Javier, an olive plantation worker and Laia plays his wife.
Even though the two say they don’t really know what “life itself” means to them, they share some important advice.
"Life Itself" is out in South Florida theaters and it’s rated R.