Collateral Beauty

Collateral Beauty

DVD - 2017
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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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Nov 10, 2018

Grief and the stages of it. Fabulous movie. Intelligent, thought provoking, tender. Well worth the watch.

Sep 20, 2018

This dramatic romance movie stars Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, and many more, giving the movie a very impressive cast. This movie is about a very successful advertising executive who has recently felt a great loss in his life, and begins to retreat until he decides to write to Love, Time, and Death. As he writes, he learns more about others and begins to realize that things aren’t as grim as they seem. Although this movie had a pretty serious storyline, things felt too loose at times and the actors all seemed to lack critical chemistry. What could have been a great movie was ruined by rushed scenes and a lack of care by the director. I would rate this movie 2/5 stars. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jun 22, 2018

This is what cinema was made for. Plot, pacing, acting, all the details very good. Covers universal and timeless themes in powerful and deeply moving ways. Please view this if you haven't.

Apr 18, 2018

There's a couple of nice twists at the end - one I was expecting but the other was a total surprise and quite exquisite.

Mar 10, 2018

Will Smith is a great actor, and Collateral Beauty has an interesting premise, but I struggled to be interested in the film. I couldn't tell if Will Smith acted like he didn't care, or he really did not care.

Jan 27, 2018

i wasnt expecting much, but i ended up thinking it was amazing.. the acting and writing were PHENOMENAL!
thank you so much Seattle Library--i would never have seen this without you.

Jan 27, 2018

Slow and boring for me....

Jan 17, 2018

It's a Wonderful Life for millennials. Very contrived plot: actors hired to play Love, Time and Death to save a man who lost his daughter; yet the whole cast pulled it off ! Smith/Norton/Pena are OK, but Mirren, Knightley, Winslet and Naomie Harris shine. We all saw Harris as Miss Money Penny in 007, check her out as the crack addict in Moonlight, wow! For those too young too see the original Wonderful Life with Jimmy Stewart, list this as your next Xmas flick!

Dec 19, 2017

Fabulous movie about loss, grief, acceptance and love. Will Smith is fantastic as are the other actors. The story is well told about a man who cannot come to terms with a death in his family. Will Smith shows his acting skills with the profound grief he feels, it touched my heart.

Dec 06, 2017

This was a good movie to watch. It was a more of a family movie, christmas movie, and chick flick all put in one. This movie had an all star cast. I will agree it was a little difficult to follow the storyline. But of course it was a very good movie to watch.

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Sep 05, 2017

Plenty of quotes at IMBd except this one near opening of film:

Advertising is about illuminating how our products and services will improve people's lives. Now, how do we do that? Love. Time. Death. Now these three abstractions
connect every single human being on Earth. Everything that we covet, everything that we fear not having, everything that we ultimately end up buying is because at the end of the day we long for love, we wish we had more time, and we fear death.
Best quote:
Howard: I've heard all of your platitudes. I got them, I know. "She's in a better place." And, "This is all a part of a master plan." Heard that one, too. Here's my favorite. "God looked down and saw the most beautiful rose, so beautiful that he picked it to have it in Heaven all for Himself." Then there's the science, biocentrism, and we're all living and dying in infinite universes all at the same time. And then the religion, ...


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