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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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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$30,982,955 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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Trivia

When Will Smith heard about co-star Naomie Harris's mom Lisselle Kayla's Jamaican cooking during this shoot, he invited himself to her house, and dined with Naomie and her extended family. See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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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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Cheesy & Quotable. Works For Me.
16 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

Cheesy, cliché, contrived, overdone? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. I know it, but I still loved it. Liked the twist. Loved the quotable quotes. Serious matters addressed, but the comic relief was there. Without Will Smith, I probably would have given this an 8. A 7/10. To me, this is a great film that I would watch many times again. "I thought you couldn't afford therapy anymore." "I can't. It was my Uber driver." "Wait. They have a CSI Cleveland now?" "Be sure to notice the collateral beauty. It is the profound connection to everything." "You lived right, my friend. But you are not dying right." " I realized that I was not feeling love. I had become love." Fascinating to learn the actual statistic that 79% of couples divorce after losing a child. Makes sense. My favorite: "I am love. I am the fabric of life. I am the only 'why'... I was there in her laugh but I am also here now in your pain. Do not try to live without me."


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