We received a copy of this movie to review. All opinions are my own.
I didn’t know much about this movie before we started watching it. Just a little from the trailers. It is not what I expected at all, it was better. The movie follows the life of Howard (Will Smith) two years after his daughter passes away. The movie is about his pain, sorrow and how he is trying to deal with the loss while his three business partners Whit, Amy and Simon (Kate Winslet, Edward Norton & Michael Pena), work together to save their company. They hire three actors to play Time, Death and Love (Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Jacob Lattimore), who Howard writes letters to frequently. They are trying to prove that he has “lost his marbles” so they can make a business deal. It also stars Naomie Harris who is a type of therapist/friend for him. It is a touching movie and a little heart-wrenching.
(there is one use of the F* word)
Here is the Collateral Beauty Trailer:
When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways. From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, this thought-provoking drama explores how even the deepest tragedy can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and loss interlock in a life fully lived.