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Collateral Beauty (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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Retreating from life after a tragedy, a man questions the universe by writing to Love, Time, and Death. Receiving unexpected answers, he begins to see how these things interlock and how even loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty.

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David Frankel

Writer:

Allan Loeb
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Howard
Edward Norton ... Whit
Kate Winslet ... Claire
Michael Peña ... Simon
Helen Mirren ... Brigitte
Naomie Harris ... Madeline
Keira Knightley ... Amy
Jacob Latimore ... Raffi
Ann Dowd ... Sally Price
Liza Colón-Zayas ... Trevor's Mom
Natalie Gold ... Adam's Mom
Kylie Rogers ... Allison
Shirley Rumierk ... Simon's Wife
Alyssa Cheatham ... Olivia
Benjamin Snyder ... Sally's Grandson
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Storyline

When a successful New York City advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time, and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty. Written by Warner Bros

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Plot Keywords:

loss | death | theater | anguish | despair | See All (79) »

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Connect to the beauty of life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Collateral Beauty See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,102,085, 18 December 2016

Gross USA:

$31,016,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,528,280
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The scenes at Broadway-Lafayette train station was actually filmed at the Church Ave train station in Brooklyn, on the G/F line. See more »

Goofs

It's unlikely the P.I. would be in the exact location to film Howard berating "Time." There would be no way for her to know when, where, or if he would stop, even if she knew the plan was to make Howard do so. See more »

Quotes

Amy: [as the personification of Love] I know you don't believe me, but you have to trust me.
Howard: Trust you? Trust you?
Amy: Yes!
Howard: I *did* trust you! And you betrayed me! I saw you every day in her eyes, and I heard you in her voice when she laughed, and I felt you inside of me when she called me "Daddy." And you betrayed me! You broke my heart.
Amy: No. I'm in all of it. I'm the darkness and the light, I'm the sunshine and the storm. Yes, you're right, I was there in her laugh, but I'm also here now in your pain. ...
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Crazy Credits

The opening logos of Warner Brothers Pictures, New Line Cinema, Village Roadshow Pictures, Ratpac Entertainment, and Overbrook Entertainment are all in pure white, including the backgrounds, which then goes to a line of pure white domino type blocks ending with a clock shaped circle (also with pure white blocks on a white background) as the movies dialogue starts. See more »

Connections

References Inside Out (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

World of Love
Written by Binky Griptite
Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (as The Dap-Kings)
Courtesy of Daptone Records
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music Inc.
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Heartfelt
18 December 2016 | by waterwiccanSee all my reviews

Look, it's obvious from the trailers-- this is a sad movie.

But anyone who watched the trailers knows that. You know what you are going into. It is very formulaic, but the acting is good. Even the little parts are good. I would say if you watched and liked "The Fault in Our Stars" this is a good movie for you. It focuses on interpersonal relationships and the raw emotions that come with tragedy. If you are looking to cry, but definitely feel something, this is the movie for you.

I feel like a lot of the negative hype may come from expecting more from the movie than was ever promised. Two of the main actors are known as taking action movie roles. This movie was never marketed as an action movie, though. It was advertised as a drama about a man who had lost his child. That is exactly what it is. Sure there are some unexpected turns, but at the end of the day, don't expect what was never advertised to be there.


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