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ALL MY LIFE

"In Sickness and in Health"

Quality:
Content: -2 Discretion advised for adults.
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Language
Violence
Sex
Nudity

What You Need To Know:

ALL MY LIFE is an absorbing drama about a young couple, Sol and Jen, who begin dating. After getting engaged, they discover Sol has a tumor in his liver. Sol and Jen are in great spirits when the doctors are able to remove the tumor. Sadly, things take a turn for the worst. The cancer spreads, and Sol requires chemotherapy. This puts their wedding plans on hold. Thanks to their great community of friends, they get to experience the wedding of their dreams. They vow to love each other in both sickness and in health. However, how will the future of those vows unfold?

Based on a true story, ALL MY LIFE is a sweet movie with compelling, heartrending real-life drama. It has a strong moral worldview about supporting other people during a major crisis. Jen supports Sol and vice versa. Also, their friends support Sol and Jen both emotionally and monetarily through the hard times. Due to some foul language, alcohol use and scenes of premarital cohabitation in ALL MY LIFE, MOVIEGUIDE® urges strong caution for older children, including younger teenagers.

Content:

(BB, C, Ro, LL, V, S, N, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview where a woman takes care of her fiancé in the face of medical troubles, friends also support the couple both emotionally and monetarily through the hard times, and forgiveness occurs at one point, plus there are some Romantic elements but they ultimately take a back seat to the reality of life’s trials in the movie

Foul Language:
Two obscenities, 14 light profanities, and two mentions of needing to go to the bathroom

Violence:
Man hits the ground in pain but winds up being okay

Sex:
Implied fornication when an unmarried couple lies in bed, yet they eventually marry

Nudity:
Upper male nudity when wrestlers fight on TV, women’s midriffs shown during a workout class, woman wears bikini in one scene, man appears in a red Speedo, and woman wears a crop top

Alcohol Use:
Social and celebratory drinking with some scenes at a sports bar

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drug abuse but a medical patient goes on chemotherapy and has medication to help with side effects; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Couple has a heated argument, but everything is forgiven.

More Detail:

ALL MY LIFE is a sweet movie about an engaged couple who faces a medical crisis and must decide how to proceed with their lives. ALL MY LIFE is a compelling, heartrending movie with a strong moral worldview about supporting other people during a major crisis, but the movie has some foul language and scenes of cohabitation before the couple in the story marries.

The movie begins with a voiceover from a young woman named Jen, who talks about the curves in life, both good and bad. Cut to a scene in a sports bar. Jen and her pals are celebrating a promotion when they meet Sol and his two silly friends. Sol’s friends and Jen’s friends try to spark a romance between Sol and Jen. Sol and Jen end up going on a run, and Jen kisses him afterwards. The pair begin dating, and it seems like the pair have it all.

Sol works for a marketing agency but is unhappy with his job. Jen encourages him to take the next step and quit to pursue what he’s really good at, which is being a chef. Eventually, he does so and is happy. However, one night after moving in with Jen and proposing to her, Sol collapses on the bathroom floor only to go to the hospital to hear some bad news – he has a tumor in his liver.

Thankfully, the doctors remove the tumor along with a third of his liver, and it’s smooth sailing, or so Jen and Sol think.

Doctors inform Sol he needs chemotherapy because his cancer is progressing rapidly. Jen and Sol start to put their fairytale wedding on hold, until their community of friends start a fundraiser to make it come to pass.

Reluctantly, Jen and Sol take their friends up on their generous act and go through with a fantastic wedding. However, their newlywed journey continues to intersect with medical hardships. Will they persevere in both sickness and in health?

ALL MY LIFE is a sweet movie with compelling, heartrending real-life drama. Since the movie is based on a true story, its ending will touch the hearts of many viewers in some form or fashion. Comical moments in the script help offset some of the harder medical moments. Jessica Rothe as Jennifer Carter and Harry Shum, Jr. as Sol make an endearing couple onscreen. The only thing that could’ve made the movie better, is a conversation about the stakes after one’s life, but it’s possible the filmmakers didn’t know or want to touch that component of the real-life couple’s views.

ALL MY LIFE has a strong moral worldview about supporting other people during a major crisis. The movie includes some Romantic elements, but these elements ultimately take a back seat to the reality of the couple’s hard-life circumstances. On another positive level, Sol and Jen’s friends support the couple both emotionally and monetarily through the hard times. Due to some foul language, alcohol use and scenes of cohabitation before the couple in the story marries, MOVIEGUIDE® urges strong caution for older children, including younger teenagers.