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We want you to come to an early screening of "Life Itself" - for free!

Grab some Kleenex and see "Life Itself" a week early for free

September is going to be a big month for your tear ducts. For one, NBC's hit tear-jerking drama "This Is Us" will return to television on Tuesday, Sept. 25, but in case that wasn't enough waterworks for one month, show creator Dan Fogelman also has a new star-studded, sure-to-be-sob-inducing movie hitting theaters called "Life Itself" – and we want you to see it early for free.

Starring Oscar Isaac ("Star Wars: The Last Jedi"), Olivia Wilde ("Tron: Legacy"), Annette Bening ("American Beauty"), Olivia Cooke ("Ready Player One"), Mandy Patinkin ("Homeland") and Antonio Banderas ("The Mask of Zorro"), "Life Itself" follows a collection of characters each going through different parts of their lives brought together by the unexpected twists and turns of fate – most of which, I imagine, will result in the audience's tears.

The movie isn't supposed to hit Milwaukee screens until Sept. 21, but we're hosting a special free advanced screening on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Marcus South Shore Cinema – with a bunch of free tickets for you and a guest (aka a literal shoulder to cry on) we'd like to hand out.

All it will cost you is a quick visit to the OnMilwaukee Facebook page and a quick answer in the article's comments to the following question: What "This Is Us" moment made you cry the hardest? Your answer can be a multi-pronged thesis about the duality of mankind reflected in the character of "The Manny." Your answer can simply be the word "Crock-Pot." Just comment with your answer, and you'll have a chance at earning two free tickets to Thursday night's showing.

Good luck – and see you at the movies! (Though it'll be hard to see anything behind our watery eyes.) And be sure to tune back in for my review of "Life Itself" – and my weekly recaps of "This Is Us" coming soon!

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