Collateral Beauty

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  97 min.
Release Date: December 16, 2016
Digital: February 28, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: March 14, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 4.32
based on 148 votes and 47 reviews
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Cast: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore, Ann Dowd

Synopsis

Howard Inlet (Will Smith) is a brilliant, creative advertising executive in New York City with partners (Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña) who are also his best friends. After the tragic death of his young daughter, he becomes a shattered version of his former self. He withdraws from the world, leaving his friends struggling to run the company. In an effort to cope with his overwhelming grief, he writes letters to Time, Love and Death.

Meanwhile, his friends are getting worried about the company and hire a private detective to follow Howard, who is visited by Time, Love and Death (Jacob Latimore, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren). What the colleagues don't realize is that the burdens that each of them is coping with in their own lives will come into play, as Howard ultimately learns that even the deepest losses can lead to moments of beauty and meaning.

Director: David Frankel
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Producer(s): Anthony Bregman, Allan Loeb, Michael Sugar, Bard Dorros, Kevin Frakes
Screenplay: Allan Loeb
Official Site: collateralbeauty-movie.com/

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  • 5 stars "Well written. Great casting. Plot drew you in and unlike most movies it had an ending that tied together all the characters and their stories."
  • 5 stars "A thought provoking story, that touches on the absolute dispair of the grief journey. Well worth the time!"
  • 5 stars "A fantastic movie! I think the critics got it wrong with this one. I guess they wanted Will Smith to act in the typecast way they have come to love the actor. He did step outside his comfort zone perhaps but I feel it made the character all the more believable. Highly recommend."