Life in a Year (2020)


Life in a Year (2020)

The movie follows 17-year-old Daryn who finds out that his girlfriend is dying. He sets out to give her an entire life in the last year she has left.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
IMDb   6.1 /10
TheMovieDb    8.4 /10
FilmAffinity   4.9 /10
Director Mitja Okorn
Writer Jeffrey Addiss
Writer Will Matthews
Release Date2020-11-26
Runtime1h 47min
GenreDrama, Romance
Content RatingPG-13 (PG-13)
CompanyOverbrook Entertainment
Darynas Daryn
Isabelleas Isabelle
Xavieras Xavier
Philas Phil
Sammyas Sammy
Kiranas Kiran
James Maxwellas James Maxwell
Ronas Ron
Catherineas Catherine
Michelle Giroux
Michelle Giroux
Amandaas Amanda
Security Guardas Security Guard
Security Guardas Security Guard
Creamery Manageras Creamery Manager
Elie Gemael
Elie Gemael
Liquor Store Owneras Liquor Store Owner
Carlos Albornoz
Carlos Albornoz
Taco Truck Vendoras Taco Truck Vendor
Real Estate Agentas Real Estate Agent
Nurseas Nurse
Gas Station Guyas Gas Station Guy

Life in a Year

Life in a Year is a 2020 American romantic drama film directed by Mitja Okorn, from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. The film stars Jaden Smith, Cara Delevingne, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Nia Long. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith serve as executive producers under their Overbrook Entertainment banner.

Life in a Year was released on November 27, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing.


Daryn, who is being groomed to get into Harvard by his father Xavier, meets Isabelle one day while trying to sneak into a rapper’s concert and develops an instant liking to her. He courts her and eventually falls in love with her but when he confesses his love, it is revealed that she has cancer and hasn't got much time left. Then, Daryn makes a plan to live a life in a year. Isabelle recognises his potential as a rapper and helps him to make his first demo CD. They get married and consummate their love. Isabelle passes away a few days later and Daryn reconciles with his father and moves to New York City to pursue a career in music after graduating.


  • Jaden Smith as Daryn
  • Cara Delevingne as Isabelle
  • Nia Long as Catherine
  • Cuba Gooding Jr. as Xavier
  • RZA as Ron
  • Chris D'Elia as Phil
  • Stony Blyden as Kiran
  • JT Neal as Sammy
  • Big Sean as himself


In March 2017, it was announced Cara Delevingne and Jaden Smith had joined the cast of the film, with Mitja Okorn directing from a screenplay by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will serve as executive producers via their Overbrook Entertainment banner. In April 2017, Terrence Howard, Stony Blyden, Nia Long, RZA and JT Neal joined the cast of the film. In May 2017, Chris D'Elia and Cuba Gooding Jr. joined the cast of the film, with Gooding Jr. replacing Howard.


Principal photography began in April 2017, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The film was released on November 27, 2020, by Sony Pictures Releasing.

External links

  • Life in a Year at IMDb