Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith– an interesting choice for a love team, tbh– are here to remind us to spend our time wisely in ‘Life In A Year.’
The title says it all: story follows 17-year-old Dylan (Jaden Smith) forming a special relationship with lighthearted and spontaneous Isabel (Cara Delevingne), only to find out that the latter has a year left to live. A student who was initially determined to pursue a life filled with milestones, Dylan decides against the safe path and instead sets out on a quest to make his sick girlfriend’s remaining time a remarkable one.
Life in a Year is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on November 27. Check out the trailer below!
We know what you’re thinking. It’s the overused sick girl trope all over again, preaching about the value of quality time. Judging by the trailer, it seems like we’ve seen it before. It’s very much like John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars infused with Papertowns, a coming-of-age flick based on the novel of the same name by the same author, which essentially shares the same message of fuck society, let’s live our best life today! (Cara Delevingne is also in it.)
However, if you’re that type of person who finds a feel-good, cleansing experience in ugly sobbing, then you’re definitely in for a treat– even as a viewer who has been already exposed to a lot of stories about love, illness, and death. In fact, according to Delevingne, this film is going to get you bawling more than you’d expect.
“It’s definitely not a pretty sobbing film,” the 28-year-old actress told EW. “It gets you right in the gut. Oh my gosh, I cried all the time [during filming].”
Life in a Year is produced by Overbrook Entertainment, a production company founded by Will Smith who executive produced the movie alongside his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. It’s basically the Smiths’ family wielding their star power, with the help of Slovenian director Mitja Okorn who admits being a fan of tearjerkers, too.
“It’s such a lovely thing to see people crying, taking out their handkerchiefs while watching a movie,” shared Okorn, who’s directed a film in the US for the first time. “That makes me cry, when people are touched as well!”
Well, 2020 has been a big slap in the face– a blatant reminder of our mortality. Whether or not you’re a fan of stories like this, we could all use some inspiration to spend our short and unpredictable time here on earth in a fulfilling and meaningful way, something ‘Life in a Year’ will surely give you.
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