Collateral Beauty

Posted on December 22, 2016


Collateral Beauty – After the death of his six year old daughter, Howard (Will Smith) has checked out of living. He builds elaborate domino structures and writes letters of disillusionment to Love, Time and Death. It’s been two years and his advertising agency partners (Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena) desperately need to jolt him back to life or they’ll all go under. They hire actors to play the three elements (Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore, Helen Mirren) in an effort to prove him crazy.

Most of the time I didn’t feel any spark in the movie and I didn’t believe the actors at all, especially Norton and Winslet. They more or less phoned it in. However Mirren, naturally, and Knightley were both great. So was Naomie Harris and while a small role, Kylie Rogers who played Norton’s daughter was quite good. The ending is the best part with its expected twist and its message that there is collateral beauty in death.

I’m thinking Jada can save money on a new dress for the awards again this year