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 City 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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Connect to the beauty of life. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Will Smith, Edward Norton, and Michael Peña appeared in superhero movies. Smith starred in Hancock (2008) and appeared as Deadshot in Suicide Squad (2016). Norton appeared in The Incredible Hulk (2008). Peña appeared in Ant-Man (2015) and Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Brigitte: Who won? You or the porcelain?
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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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Featured in OneRepublic: Let's Hurt Tonight (2016) See more »

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World of Love
Written by Binky Griptite
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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A beautiful film
29 June 2020 | by dragoncherieSee all my reviews

I wanted to see this movie And I finally did. I was outvoted to see it when it first came out due to it's bad reviews. I can say now with full certainty, that I can not fathom why those reviews even exist. This is not a perfect movie, but everything it does it does well and with grace. The personification of these abstract things, love, death and time show how sometimes we need to confront and see these things for what they are: a part of life. it is because of death that our time should be spent on love...yes I cried repeatedly.and please like I always say if you had it on your list watch it now and just decide for yourself.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Collateral Beauty 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, 18 December 2016

Gross USA:

$31,016,021

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,528,280
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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