Life Itself: When is it released in the UK? How to watch the film? 3 reasons to watch the Antonio Banderas, Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde film

The multi-generational drama takes you on a journey filled with romance, unexpected twists and celebrates the human condition.

Last updated: 7 January 2019 - 3.41pm

Life Itself is the story of a New York couple, following them from college romance to marriage and their first child, with extraordinary and unexpected twists spanning continents and lifetimes.

The Sky Cinema Original Film is coming to the UK from January 4 and the emotional saga will move viewers with its powerful and heartstring-tugging exploration of love and life.

Life Itself

Here are three reasons you need to grab a box of tissues and prepare yourself for this wonderful, life-affirming film.

It's from the creator of This Is Us

Life Itself

Dan Fogelman is one of the most in-demand directors and writers after his success with the film Crazy, Stupid, Love and TV phenomenon This Is Us.

The US drama, which stars Milo Ventimiglia and Mandy Moore, landed the prestigious post-Super Bowl slot in 2018 and the show’s mixture of romance and heartbreak around a life-affirming core have had millions weeping and tuning in every week.

Fogelman brings his unique flair for penning cross-generational stories on love and life to the big screen in Life Itself.

Have you seen the cast?

Life Itself

Life Itself is like a Who’s Who of all your favourite actors, coming together in a film that is set across New York City and Carmona, Spain.

Oscar Isaac and Olivia Wilde are joined in the international ensemble by Antonio Banderas, Olivia Cooke, Annette Bening, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Laia Costa and Mandy Patinkin.

You will be weeping

Don’t believe us? Check out the trailer.

Life Itself is released in cinemas and on Sky Cinema from Friday, January 4.

Watch this if you liked…

This is Us, Crazy Stupid Love, Boyhood, The Notebook.

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