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Collateral Beauty (2016)

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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) »

Taglines:

Connect to the beauty of life. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 2016 (Netherlands) 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

This is the third movie set at Christmas for Keira Knightley. The other two being The Jacket (2005) and Love Actually (2003). See more »

Goofs

When Howard is talking with Claire in the street, the weather is changes from sunny to fully cloudy. See more »

Quotes

Raffi: [as a personification of Time] You got something to say?
Howard: [Dismissive] Oh yeah I've got a lot of things I'd like to say to you
Raffi: Well say it... Say It
[scoffs]
Raffi: You see... You See you just waste time... I give you a gift... and you just Waste It
Howard: [losing his patience] I... Don't... Care... About... Time! This Is A Prison Sentence!
[Throws Time's skateboard away]
Howard: I Don't Want Your Gift!
[Points at Time]
Howard: Because You *Took* Hers!
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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: Collateral Beauty (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Every tragedy is accompanied with beauty...
21 December 2016 | by wisal-albulushiSee all my reviews

Every tragedy is accompanied by beauty. However, as we are steeped in grief and sorrow, we tend to overlook the beauty that is caused by the tragedy. The term "collateral" is often followed by the term "damage". It is so familiar to keep an eye on the collateral damage of anything we do. We don't tend to look for beauty. This movie is so deep, and it is one of those type of movies that make you think! It illustrates the three big why's that drives us; love, death, and time. These three constructs are not absolute; they are not fixed and they don't diminish. They are so sensitive to things, events, and people surrounding us. They change forms, and accordingly change our lives. In the midst of all the tragedies you face during your life, all the bitterness, keep an eye on the collateral beauty.


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