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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 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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We are all connected 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Belleza inesperada 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, 16 December 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$30,982,955, 3 February 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,168,721, 27 January 2017
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Michael Peña previously starred in superhero movies. Smith appeared as Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016). Norton appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008). Peña appeared in Ant-Man (2015). 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

Claire: What was that thing you said about Einstein in there?
Raffi: Einstein called time a stubbornly persistant illusion.
Claire: Whats that even mean
Raffi: Time doesn't go from January to December, or from noon to midnight. You know we all just make it that way in our heads.
Claire: That's absurd! Try telling that to a person who's an hour late to a wedding, or that's just been sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Raffi: Or someone fighting the baby clock.
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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

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Book of Henry (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Hurt Tonight (Collateral Beauty Mix)
Written and produced by Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella
Performed by OneRepublic
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Emotional from start to end... worth every moment in it.
23 December 2016 | by Chris12985See all my reviews

I'm going to keep this short since there are already so many other great reviews here to read... to sum it up though, this is a Very well put together film, with Many great elements, some of which are Very unexpected. I usually HATE dramas, and am more of a fun action / suspense / adventure kind of film guy... but every so often, a film such as this comes out, and its one that someone can easily break their usual style and enjoy.

Forget all the comments giving it one star and hating on this film... they seem very short sighted in their perception, and are unable to see how every moment in this movie had a point and purpose, while being Very thought out. Perhaps some are mad at the film because they don't want to admit it made them cry a ton, while still ending in a way to feel warm about.


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