The Life In A Moment of Dan Fogelman | Review
Just in time for Valentine's day arrive in Italy The Life In A Moment, the new film by the director, the screenwriter Dan Fogelman, who is back after his debut with The Song of Life – Danny Collins: if the movie 2015 Al Pacino all in all he could in his modest intentions, instead, we are at the threshold of the debacle for this ugly second direction, a drama with a cast of outrageous (and, in fact, cost him ten million dollars: he has collected seven) and with ambitions even higher.
There is the same desire to hold a mountain narrative with legs rachitiche and knees are fragile and you had Collateral Beauty, throwing himself in the field of meta-narrative where the pathetic melodrama of David Frankel 2016 (another cast orcs, which included Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Kate Winslet, and Helen Mirren, who but for the less grossed well) flirtava with the metaphysical.
This Life In A Moment follows the love story of Will's (Oscar Isaac), and Abby (Olivia Wilde). As the narrative unfolds, however, the film jumps to Dylan (Olivia Cooke), a young problematic that seeks to leave behind their pain, to Irwin (Mandy Patinkin), who grows up the daughter of his son in a world full of dangers, mr. Saccione (Antonio Banderas), a wealthy landowner of Spanish, his right arm Javier (Sergio Peris-Mencheta), who manages the plantation, and to the family of Javier, Isabelle (Laia Costa) and Rodrigo (Alex Monner), from New York to Spain, from one shot to another.
And all is told by the omniscient narrator, but unreliable, Samuel L. Jackson, son of imagination, Will, who is writing a screenplay.
It's hard to believe that the author of this script has given birth not only to brilliant comedies like Crazy, Stupid, Love and Childbirth With the Mother, but also those of the movie Disney-Pixar as Cars, Cars 2 and Rapunzel; yet it is evident that it is the same as the tv series This Is Us, due to the nature of the television de Life In A Moment, but condensed in just 117 minutes becomes a stream, sprawling characters that follow to the screen with little, very little consistency. The film does not gives us the time to begin to feel empathy for the struggles of a character, when suddenly greets him to move us in the dramas of someone else, and so on until the end.
Among the positive notes, the interpretations of Isaac, and of Wilde, which, however, is completely concealed by those of Cooke and Monner, who have very little time on screen to shine enough. And of course this is not enough to postpone to the many problems that sap too much of the experience that the film, at least on paper, would have had to offer.
The themes are repetitive and constants thoughts, sentimental thicken a soup already too tasteless because of all the types of flavors that want to collect: you will try to make it interesting this strange and girovagante carousel of characters, but in an attempt to make more intelligent storyline is incredibly weak and often empty (in the sense that it has very little to say, in addition to what we show), the narrative device becomes a real tedium. Life is complicated, it is true, but a film should not be so much.
Probably anyone would have preferred that Amazon would take this film subkey, rather than the Rainy Days In New York with Woody Allen.
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