Olivia Wilde in a still from Life Itself (Category IIB), directed by Dan Fogelman. Oscar Isaac and Annette Bening co-star.

Life Itself film review: Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde in self-important family melodrama

  • Dan Fogelman’s trite film charts the repercussions of a traumatic event on four generations of one family
  • Committed, engaged performances from a cast that includes Antonio Banderas and Annette Bening are not enough to save a hackneyed, contrived tale
Topic |   American films

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Olivia Wilde in a still from Life Itself (Category IIB), directed by Dan Fogelman. Oscar Isaac and Annette Bening co-star.
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