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'Life Itself' is a stuffed, emotional turkey

Sep 21, 2018 - The Cincinnati Enquirer (Ohio)

The ensemble drama "Life Itself" is essentially about the complex, intertwining nature of our stories and how life itself is kind of an unreliable narrator. Got all that? Cool.

Now you can avoid having to see this treacly, depressing and way-too-complicated generational mishmash.

Written and directed by Dan Fogelman, "Life Itself" (; rated R; in theaters nationwide Friday) is like a very special two-hour episode of his hit TV series "This Is Us" that's just as needlessly twisty and ...