There is nothing like a good old-fashioned love story that’s full of hope and positivity to bring us out of these dark and depressing times. And though every story has its highs and lows, it’s how we choose to move forward that makes life worth living. And perhaps the romantic drama ‘All My Life,’ starring Jessica Rothe and Harry Shum Jr, could be the one that reminds us that the strength of true love knows no limits.
Universal Pictures has just released the first trailer for the romantic drama ‘All My Life.’ Based on the true story of Jennifer Carter (Rothe) and Solomon Chau (Shum Jr), a newly engaged couple makes the difficult decision to accelerate their wedding in the wake of a devastating discovery.
Here’s the official plot synopsis for All My Life:
“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.”
The press release also came with a letter written by Carter, who addresses what sharing her personal story through the film with the world means to her:
“Every love story has its highs and lows, and mine and Sol’s was no different. In the year that he proposed to me during a flash mob, orchestrated with the help of our family and friends, Sol was also diagnosed with liver cancer. We were two very ordinary individuals who found ourselves in a very extraordinary situation. We had the choice to either give in to the fear that Sol’s cancer prognosis had laid upon us, or, to move forward with every ounce of love and support we’d be given, making the most of our time we had left together. Our family and friends, our community, and even complete strangers stepped in to help make the last few months of Sol’s life memorable.
Everyone who had the privilege to witness Sol during his darkest hours will remember him as the one in the room with the biggest smile; the one who wanted to make sure that everyone around him was okay; and the one who took the challenges that life had given him and found a way to make the most of it. He will always be someone who gave the world his all, and in his time of need, the world gave it right back.
It is an honor to be sharing our story with the world through this film.
– Jenn Carter”
I can’t help but think there we are going to need some tissues while watching this film. Even I got teary-eyed watching the trailer. The film also turns Shum Jr. into a leading man in a major studio film. This is significant for representation of people of color on screen.
In real life, shortly after Sol proposed to Jenn, he was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer. Through the help of their friends, family, and strangers who donated to their gofundme, they were able to have the wedding of their dreams before Sol passed on.
So it seems as the film is a testament to the power of love persevering during difficult times.
Directed by Marc Meyers, using a script written by Todd Rosenberg, ‘All My Life’ opens in theaters on December 4.