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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jimg2000
Sep 05, 2017

Good list of accomplished actors, interesting topics, likeable characters and a knock out twist. But of course, with a pretentious baffling title, it can't be any good without car chases, violence, gore, nudity, terrorism, natural disaster, spectacular sets, super heroes/villains, senseless title and special effects. Another name such as "Loss, not Lost" may boost its rating by one star or more.

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moose7766
Aug 20, 2017

This is a movie women would probably enjoy more. It tries real hard to tug on your heart strings, but, the plot is frankly weak. I wouldn't even consider watching it a second time.

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fdb045
Aug 16, 2017

I really enjoyed this movie and was surprised how low the critics rated it. I can see how it wouldn't appeal to everyone. All the actors did a good job - Helen Mirren was a jewel.

MelifluousView Jul 25, 2017

I didn't want to watch this movie, but when my husband asked me to, I eventually relented. I'm so glad I did. This journey was lighter than I expected even though I cried throughout the story. It was beautiful and worth the time watching it.

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jds1
Jul 24, 2017

I cried and cried (maybe I'm a wuss). I loved this movie. Liked the three 'ghosts' and the enlightenment they brought to the other co workers. It all stirred the emotions pot. And the ending!! DID NOT see that coming (cried again). I would highly recommend this one.

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Twiggzette
Jul 22, 2017

In order to appreciate this movie, it really helps to have truly loved, and then lost involuntarily.

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polywoggle
Jul 08, 2017

Long, slow, boring and untalented acting!

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kkcox
Jun 28, 2017

this movie didn't get very good reviews from the critics. However, I thought it was really good. I actually preferred it over the movie Arrival.

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flyfisher88
Jun 19, 2017

Acting was good but the story line ....not much of an impact on me.

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lisaejones
May 31, 2017

I really liked the story line and ended up enjoying the movie more than I thought I would. The character actors in the movie acted out their 'parts' really well. Smith's supporting actors were great and the movie was somewhat believable. The main character handled his 'betrayal' pretty well though, which was just a little hard to believe and the sappy ending that was supposed to be a tear-jerker, fell a little short for me. The movie was enjoyable even though I am not a really big Will Smith movie fan.

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jimg2000
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.
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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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