BY: GURU JAY
Collateral Beauty Movie Review
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Collateral Beauty starring Will Smith captivates the audience. The film takes you on a journey of discovery. You discover the characters one by one and the story is put together piece by piece. You're given all that you need from beginning to end. Not a word is wasted.
Collateral Beauty is about a man (Will Smith) coping with the death of his young daughter. Fortunately, he has built a thriving advertising business. But all the money in the world won't bring his daughter back to life.
To cope with the unthinkable (losing a child), Howard played by Smith writes and mails letters to 3 abstracts: Love, Time, and Death. A private investigator opens them and reveals the details to his colleagues. Howard is effectively ambushed by his colleagues who stage an intervention to question his competency.
The plot involves subplots such as a woman's biological clock, a man's fight with cancer, and a father's bond with his daughter. Actors literally play a key role in the movie, because the colleagues hire actors to play Love, Time, and Death. The movie has many twists and turns. I guarantee you'll love it.
Will Smith delivers a powerful performance. His part alone makes the movie an eye opening experience. Give credit to amazing direction and incredible cinematography. No doubt the screenwriting is brilliant. Overall, I give the movie an A.
Plus, the movie showcases a dynamic cast. Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, and Michael Pena were excellent additions. Let's not forget about Keira Knightley, who never looks a day over 25. They say she always gets her beauty sleep.
Collateral Beauty is about recognizing Death and staring her in the face. Accept the things you can't change. And change what you can. What is more, come to grips that death is a natural part of life. Live your life abudantly, so that you can die peacefully. In the event, something unexpected happens, realize the collateral beauty.
I am Guru Jay launching into orbit in 5-4-3-2-1!