Forget grabbing one or two tissues – y’all will need the whole box for this inspiring tragic tale of true love. And no, this isn’t one to skip because you know the ending! There are laughs to have, and of course, tears to be shed but the message of “All My Life” is one we all NEED to hear, especially right now.
Sometimes I question why we do this to ourselves – why watch a movie we know ends in heart-wrenching loss? Why do they make movies based on tragic love stories?
And then I watch a movie like “All My Life” and I realize they are the films that provide us with powerful messages that we need to hear.
Based on the powerful true love story that inspired an entire nation, All My Life follows the journey of an engaged couple who make the difficult decision to accelerate their wedding in the wake of a devastating discovery.
Jennifer Carter (Jessica Rothe, the Happy Death Day films) and Solomon Chau (Harry Shum Jr, Crazy Rich Asians) are a sweet, fun-loving, newly engaged couple whose whole life seems ahead of them. But when Sol is diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in December, their plans for a summer wedding become impossible.
In a race against time, Jenn and Sol’s friends and family launch an online fundraiser to help the couple create their dream wedding in just two weeks. In the process, they unleash an outpouring of generosity and attention from people around the world who want to celebrate the power of love with them.
Through it all, Jenn and Sol’s commitment to each other only deepens, becoming a heartwarming reminder that the strength of true love knows no limits.
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What started out as a typical tale of love drastically changed in an instant when Soloman was diagnosed with cancer. But Jennifer and Sol along with their family and friends pushed on with hope, determination and love.
Harry Shum Jr. (who I have loved since Glee) and Jessica Rothe are incredible. They bring Jenn and Sol to life on the big screen. And make you feel the emotions they are portraying. I felt the love, the anger, the pain and I found myself wishing for a miracle.
Some may remember the story from 2015 when the couples GoFundMe page raised over $50,000 for their dream wedding. They eventually married on April 11, 2015, and for 128 days they lived as man and wife.
We don’t see much of their time as a married couple played out on screen. But we didn’t need to.
We know how the story ends but being able to see it unfold from the beginning is the gift of the season. And the lesson Sol and Jenn teach us along the way are more valuable than they will ever know.
The average person lives 27,375 days. But we’re not guaranteed every one of those days. So, take Jenn’s words to heart “Live for today. Live for now”.
Wear those masks, wash your hands and use hand sanitizer but go to the theater and see “All My Life”.
“Life is not meant to be lived later” because later isn’t guaranteed.
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