Friday, December 16, 2016

Collateral Beauty

Love.  Time.  Death.  These are the three essentials to appeal to in advertising, according to Will Smith's mantra at the beginning of the film.  As a confident and successful partner in his firm, as well as a loved husband and father, he has everything a man could want.  And then tragedy strikes, and Smith must confront love, time, and death in order to return to a fulfilling life.  This Capra-esque drama, set during Christmas in New York, boasts an impressive ensemble cast including Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Naomie Harris, and Michael Pena.  How can you go wrong with that cast?  You can't.  It's pretty likeable.

Grade: A-

Who is this movie for?  If you like holiday classics like A Christmas Carol and It's a Wonderful Life, then you'll more than likely enjoy this one as well. 

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