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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Howard
... Whit
... Claire
... Simon
... Brigitte
... Madeline
... Amy
... Raffi
... Sally Price
... Trevor's Mom
... Adam's Mom
... Allison
... Simon's Wife
... Olivia
... Sally's Grandson
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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 | theater | anguish | despair | See All (77) »

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We are all connected See more »

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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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16 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Belleza inesperada  »

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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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Hugh Jackman was originally attached to star, but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts, and was later replaced by Will Smith. See more »

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It's unlikely the P.I. would be in the exact location to film Howard berating "Time." There would be no way for her to know when, where, or if he would stop, even if she knew the plan was to make Howard do so. See more »

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[last lines]
Brigitte: [sitting in hospital hallway] Are you losing somebody?
Madeline: I'm sorry?
Brigitte: Who are you losing?
Madeline: [breath trembling] Um, my daughter.
Brigitte: Just make sure you notice the collateral beauty.
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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 »

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References Inside Out (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

World of Love
Written by Franklin Stribling
Performed by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (as The Dap-Kings)
Courtesy of Daptone Records
By arrangement with Lip Sync Music Inc.
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Emotional from start to end... worth every moment in it.
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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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