Writer-director Dan Fogelman drew on the sudden death of his mother for movie Life Itself

The film Life Itself looks at how people mourn the death of a loved one, partly drew on the sudden passing of Dan Fogelman's mother during a routine surgery, and how he met his wife a year later.
The film Life Itself looks at how people mourn the death of a loved one, partly drew on the sudden passing of Dan Fogelman's mother during a routine surgery, and how he met his wife a year later.PHOTO: REUTERS

LOS ANGELES - Critics have mocked him for being too sentimental, but writer-director Dan Fogelman - creator of the weepy 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 on Dec 6.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content