Mourning death in Life Itself

Film-maker Dan Fogelman (above, with his wife Caitlin Thompson) is the director of Life Itself, which stars Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac (top).
Film-maker Dan Fogelman (with his wife Caitlin Thompson) is the director of Life Itself, which stars Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac (above).PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, SHAW ORGANISATION
Film-maker Dan Fogelman (above, with his wife Caitlin Thompson) is the director of Life Itself, which stars Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac (top).
Film-maker Dan Fogelman (above, with his wife Caitlin Thompson) is the director of Life Itself, which stars Olivia Wilde and Oscar Isaac.PHOTOS: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, SHAW ORGANISATION

The new film by writer-director Dan Fogelman draws on his experiences of losing loved ones

Critics have mocked him for being too sentimental, but writer-director Dan Fogelman - creator of the weepy television family drama This Is Us (2016 to present) - makes no bones about wanting to get emotional with his stories, which usually deal with love and loss.

And he takes that to the big screen with his new film Life Itself, which opens in Singapore today.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 06, 2018, with the headline 'Mourning death in Life Itself'. Print Edition | Subscribe