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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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When a successful New York 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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loss | death | anguish | despair | grief | See All (74) »

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Drama | Romance

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

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Belleza inesperada  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,102,085 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$30,982,955 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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The real name of the character Love is Aimee Moore. Aimee is French for "loved," so her name arguably means "loved more." See more »

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When Howard and Madeleine are taking on the sidewalk of the street in Manhattan, traffic is moving swiftly while the camera is in one direction, and traffic is completely stopped when the camera is in the opposite direction. See more »

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Raffi: Time, they say you heal all wounds but they don't talk about how you destroy all that's good in the world, how you turn beauty into ash. Now that's some bullshit Howard. Now if love is creation and death is destruction, I'm just the terrain in between. You don't understand time, no-one understands time. Einstein was close when he said i was just an illusion.
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Way Down We Go
Written by Jökull Juliusson
Performed by Kaleo
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Heartfelt
18 December 2016 | by (United States) – See 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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