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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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Connect to the beauty of life. See more »

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

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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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A lady is filming Howard talking to Amy while on a train. Amy is in between the two and blocking most of Howard from the camera. When the film was being shown with Amy cropped out, there is no way you would see a full shot of Howard talking to himself or anything else that was in front of Amy. See more »

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Howard: Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream, merrily merrily merrily merrily life is but a dream!
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Looking Too Closely
Written by Fink (as Finian Greenall), Tim Thornton (as Timothy Thornton) and Guy Whittaker
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Emotional from start to end... worth every moment in it.
23 December 2016 | by (Los Angeles, United States) – See 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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