All My Life (2020)

Directed by: Marc Mayers

Written by: Todd Rosenberg

Starring: Jessica Rothe, Harry Shum Jnr, Keala Settle, Ever Garradine, Josh Brener, Jay Pharoah, Jon Rudnitsky, Kyle Allen, Marielle Scott, Chrissie Fit.

A romantic film, based on a true story about Solomon Chau (played by Harry Shum Jr) where he meets the love of his life, Jenn Carter (who is played by Jessica Rothe). They start building their life together, by moving in together, Solomon gaining a new job he enjoys more, as a chef at a restaurant that Jenn’s friend owns, and growing closer through every step. However, after Solomon collapses and is taken to hospital, he has part of his liver taken away. As that starts to regrow, he begins to keep building his life and romantically proposes to Jenn. These celebrations are short-lived when the results of Solomon’s recent operation, of his liver, come back, and he is diagnosed with Liver Cancer, where Jenn finds out this bad news in the way of Sol greeting Jenn with a dog. Which, after Sol had his operation, he said: “if it’s bad news we are getting a dog”. When the scene showed him with a dog after 6 weeks of the operation, I was already crying in the cinema at this point, it is so emotional!

As excited as I have been to see this film, and I am glad I finally managed to find time to see it, it did make me cry a few times and become rather emotional, I was expecting it to be somewhat sad, and I don’t know if it is just my emotions at the moment. I was filling my eyes with tears a good few times during the film.

Official Trailer for All My Life, via Universal Pictures on YouTube.com

I think this film is a great recommendation for anyone wanting to see it. If you have seen Glee and enjoy Harry Shum in Glee, you will enjoy him in this film, as he is great, this also applies to Jessica Rothe – if you have seen her in La La Land, and in Happy Death Day and are a fan of her work, then I recommend going to watch this film.

I felt fully immersed in this film, from start to finish. Despite mixed reviews, I have seen on this film, I really enjoyed it, and if Cineworld were open I would not hesitate to see it again before full lockdown (in the UK from Thursday), but that is not an option, as Cineworld closed their doors in October, so I am stuck with buying two tickets for £7 for Vue cinema, through Vodafone.

I would strongly recommend a trip to the cinema, if they are still operating near you, and watch this film before lockdown happens (if you are in the UK), and enjoy this film on the big screen, it is a good one!

I give this film a 5 star rating!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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