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Collateral Beauty (2016)

PG-13 | | Drama | 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 (63) »

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We are all connected

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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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$29,846,313 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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While Helen Mirren's character is in the food shop, she stands near the food label 'Pure Elizabeth'. She has played two historical English Queens named Elizabeth in different movies. See more »

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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 »


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Let's Hurt Tonight (Collateral Beauty Mix)
Performed by One Republic
Lyrics and music by Ryan Tedder & Noel Zancanella
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Heartfelt
18 December 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Look, it's obvious from the trailers-- this is a sad movie.

But anyone who watched the trailers knows that. You know what you are going into. It is very formulaic, but the acting is good. Even the little parts are good. I would say if you watched and liked "The Fault in Our Stars" this is a good movie for you. It focuses on interpersonal relationships and the raw emotions that come with tragedy. If you are looking to cry, but definitely feel something, this is the movie for you.

I feel like a lot of the negative hype may come from expecting more from the movie than was ever promised. Two of the main actors are known as taking action movie roles. This movie was never marketed as an action movie, though. It was advertised as a drama about a man who had lost his child. That is exactly what it is. Sure there are some unexpected turns, but at the end of the day, don't expect what was never advertised to be there.


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