A Beautiful Life (2023) Review – An inspiring journey of an artist finding love in all places

June 1, 2023 (Last updated: June 8, 2023)
Amanda Guarragi 13
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A Beautiful Life (2023) Review - An inspiring journey of an artist finding love in all places


An inspirational film that explores the life of a man trying to fulfill his dreams while finding love in the process.

Here is our review of the 2023 Netflix film A Beautiful Life, which does not contain spoilers.

Life moves incredibly fast, and sometimes people can get stuck in the same routine. It’s important to have dreams and to have the ambition to become something greater. Just because you have to make a living in a job that you do not have your heart set on doesn’t mean you can’t do what you actually want to do.

What A Beautiful Life explores is the ability to grow at any stage in life. Elliott is someone who is just living for the next day because of his current profession. His heart is not one with the sea as a fisherman, instead, his heart lies with the music industry. He has been in the shadows because his friend overpowers him and he always gets what he wants because of who his father is.

Director Mehdi Avaz explores one man’s dream to move forward in life with something that he has always wanted to do. Elliott keeps fighting and challenging himself throughout the film, but he doesn’t forget to humbly be himself.

A Beautiful Life review and plot summary

Elliott is a young fisherman works extremely hard to make a living during the day to keep himself afloat. But his love of music is where his passion lies. He has an incredible voice and he plays guitar. He plays a gig with his close friend, who doesn’t have the strongest voice. It’s clear that he wanted to be the lead singer and kept his friend as backup, which doesn’t make sense if he has a better voice.

At this one gig, there were music producers in the audience and once Elliott starts singing the entire room stops for him. His friend noticed how people responded and wanted to wait for the producer after the show. Unfortunately, his friend gets into a scuffle with some bad people in the alley and Elliott defends him.

The producer follows Elliott to the police station and offers him money for his singing capabilities. He really wants to perform and get out of this life that he’s currently living. His friend doesn’t have his best interests at heart and he sees that. He has a gambling addiction and survives off his father’s money, which is the opposite of how Elliott lives.

Is A Beautiful Life good or bad?

A Beautiful Life is a sweet film that shows the love artists have for the industry and the different passions they express. It’s important for Elliott to stay true to himself and his roots while navigating this industry no matter how he gets there.

Even though he does come off as reserved, there are moments in the film that show his big heart. It is a good film that has a bit of romance as he opens himself up to other possibilities in his life.

Is A Beautiful Life worth watching?

If you are looking for a heartfelt inspirational journey then this is something you should watch. Elliott has a wonderful voice and the dedication to his craft is inspiring. His soul comes through the songs he sings and it’s an enjoyable movie because of it.

Elliott finds a new family that uplifts him and wants him to succeed. Once the romance comes in it does overpower the rest of his journey, but it’s important for him to dive into something new to change his life for the better.

What did you think of A Beautiful Life? Comment below.

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13 thoughts on “A Beautiful Life (2023) Review – An inspiring journey of an artist finding love in all places

  • June 2, 2023 at 2:18 am

    Great movie loved the music

  • June 2, 2023 at 4:22 am

    Found the movie and enjoyed it from start to finish. The characters were complex enough to provide conflict with their desire. The music and lyrics were compelling. I will look for a CD of this performance.

  • June 2, 2023 at 7:32 am

    Beautiful movie, all the feels that I was wanting to feel. Music. Love. Oh my God. Love this movie. Love all the cast. Bravo! ???

  • June 2, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    I say this was the Best love story the best music the best movie in 2023; I cried, laughed, and cried again.
    A Beautiful Life deserves an an Oscar; I love ?? this movie.

  • June 2, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Goose bumps beautiful story beautiful singing omg I feel totally melted away .
    The guy reminded me of my younger years omg if only he had this movie to inspire things would have grown .you touched my heart as if it was my life .

  • June 2, 2023 at 8:23 pm

    Great inspiring movie! Loved the songs!

  • June 3, 2023 at 1:31 am

    Liked the movie. But I found the use of swearing was not needed.

  • June 3, 2023 at 4:17 am

    If you are going to eat and watch this movie make sure you have a barf troff near by.
    So cringe worthy and so many events are unlikely and blown out of proportion. Moves to fast and the main character doesn’t have any major problems to be acting like such an idiot with a once in a llife time opportunity at his door step. The English voice overs aren’t the greatest.
    It’s so lame I wonder how it was released!
    Who else puked during this?

  • June 3, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    A simple storyline with great music. Though predictable it’s quite a pleasant movie to watch.

  • June 4, 2023 at 1:31 am

    Not only is Christopher a good /great singer. He is also a good actor.. Loved this movie . Just what the doctor ordered for so many folk who love music and a happy ending.One of those movies you will watch again and again.

  • June 5, 2023 at 8:16 am

    Lip sync is terribly frustrating

  • June 6, 2023 at 5:31 pm

    It was a great movie! Even if the story is predictable, there is a character growth. The songs are really made from the heart. I love the last song sang at the last part and it made me cry! ??

  • June 7, 2023 at 4:31 pm

    A beautiful movie filled with love and beautiful songs. I loved it ??

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