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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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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 | anguish | despair | grief | See All (76) »

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Connect to the beauty of life. 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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Belleza inesperada  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

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$7,102,085 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$30,982,955 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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A role was offered to Rachel McAdams, but a deal could not be reached, due to scheduling conflicts with Doctor Strange (2016). See more »

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When Howard is talking with Claire in the street, the weather is changing from sunny to fully cloudy, you can see it clearly from the reflection of their shadows on the ground. See more »

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Howard: [arguing with Raffi the personification of Time] No this is hell being without her
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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 »

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Oh What a Beautiful City
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Arranged by Dave Van Ronk
Performed by Bryan Terrell Clark, Mykal Kilgore and Marcus James
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Every tragedy is accompanied with beauty...
21 December 2016 | by (Oman, Muscat) – See all my reviews

Every tragedy is accompanied by beauty. However, as we are steeped in grief and sorrow, we tend to overlook the beauty that is caused by the tragedy. The term "collateral" is often followed by the term "damage". It is so familiar to keep an eye on the collateral damage of anything we do. We don't tend to look for beauty. This movie is so deep, and it is one of those type of movies that make you think! It illustrates the three big why's that drives us; love, death, and time. These three constructs are not absolute; they are not fixed and they don't diminish. They are so sensitive to things, events, and people surrounding us. They change forms, and accordingly change our lives. In the midst of all the tragedies you face during your life, all the bitterness, keep an eye on the collateral beauty.


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