Much like the hit NBC series, the film appears to be specifically created to emotionally destroy you with interconnecting multigenerational stories about love, marriage and parenting. The film chronicles the journey of a NY couple - played by Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde - who transform from college sweethearts to newlyweds to new parents.
"I'm waiting for the right moment, because when I ask you out, there's not going to be any turning back for me", Isaac's character says in the trailer. "I'm not going to date anybody else for the rest of my life". I'm waiting for the right moment, because... when I ask you out, it's going to be the most important moment of my life. This trailer certainly teases a sweeping, romantic story anchored by Isaac and Wilde, but there are also possibly hints at a This Is Us-like twist if I'm reading this thing right.
Now, you can channel that same sad-but-still-happy energy towards a new movie, coming to theaters in September. Set in New York City and Carmona, Spain, Life Itself celebrates the human condition and all of its complications with humor, poignancy and love.