Consisting of several novellas, this is the story of one family from New York and rural Spain whose fate is marked by numerous tragedies. The starting point for the story, however, is the key question "what would happen if?": if their parents had never met, if the accident had never happened, if someone had noticed the speeding bus in time. With the help of such questions, Fogelman's film draws attention to the fragility of human life and to the fact that important decisions shouldn't be put off because, in the end, it might be too late. This warm and touching film reminds us about what is important and enables us, for a time, to forget about meaningless trivialities. After the success of Danny Collins, the director is back with a star-studded cast to present another tale about family, the importance of strong bonds and the fact that one should never lose hope, although this time his work is a bit more melodramatic than his full-length debut. A reviewer from "CinemaBlend" wrote that the witty, tender and curious structure of the narrative kept me engaged.
Truly Moving Picture Award – Heartland Film 2018
Dan Fogelman is an American screenwriter, producer and director originally from New Jersey and currently living in Los Angeles. He has written the screenplays for numerous films, including animated films Cars, Bolt and Tangled, as well as the feature films Crazy Stupid Love and Last Vegas. He is also the creator of the series This Is Us, which has been nominated for 11 Emmy Awards and Golden Globes. The screenplay for the film The Guilt Trip, starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand, is based on a trip from New Jersey to Las Vegas that he once undertook with his own mother.
2003 Shit Happens (short)
2015 Idol / Danny Collins
2018 To właśnie życie / Life Itself