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.
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
When Howard and Madeleine are taking on the sidewalk of the street in Manhattan, traffic is moving swiftly while the camera is in one direction, and traffic is completely stopped when the camera is in the opposite direction. See more »
[from the trailer]
[to love personified by Claire on his late daughter]
I Saw YOU In Her EYES When She Called Me Daddy... And YOU BETRAYED ME!
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A pleasant surprise reminding me of Bergman, and a borderline Smith
I was simply stupefied by the hatred negative reviews of those who feel entitled to believe that movie should be acted, written, made up in their own way.
Sure, Collateral Beauty is not. It is a pleasant surprise to me, but a disillusion for sure to those leaving the movie theatre still asking themselves what that "Collateral Beauty" is all about.
Too late, guys, try it again in another life, if any.
For all the others with a touching sense of "being", please go, and enjoy... acting emotions photography expressions truth. (Although, yes, some personal truths in the characters' drama are less convincing than others...)
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