A father in pain played by Will Smith is assisted by his business associates.
The movie is shot in beautiful lights of New York city and specially when it shines in holidays. David Frankel has included high pitch of star cast including Kate Winslet, Edward norton, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren.
It is already being compared to another emotional father drama currently taking every viewer’s best reaction. We are talking about Manchester by the Sea. But, despite of a good crew like this and picturesque location of New York, the movie is nothing but another brick in the wall. If you want to watch Collateral Beauty free online, watch it for the actors because the story might disappoint you.
Collateral Beauty Movie Introduction:
The screenplay of the movie is from Allan Loeb and it was initially made to be directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon who has directed a big hit of 2015 “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”. However, he left the table because films original lead actors Hugh Jackman and Rooney Mara gave the film to Will Smith. This is enough to explain why David Frankel movie is lacking on Will’s part despite of having such a talented and over qualified crew.
Collateral Beauty Movie Synopsis:
Howard, who is an advertising guru is also known as the “resident poet-philosopher of product” in his Soho company. At very first introduction to Howard, he is shown giving a talk to his fellow colleagues wrapping up firm’s most successful year. He then, encounters the biggest question of his career, “What is your Why?”. He then takes Love, Time and Death in the adspeak as three points in someone’s life that connects everyone with everyone. His eyes are even moist while talking his own marketing mantra and there are misty-eyes seen of his business associates including Claire played by Kate Winslet, Whit played by Edward Norton and Simon played by Michael Pena.
Then there is a cut straight to three years and we see a guy totally collapsed. He returns back to his job in body but not in mind at all. The reason for this change is his six year old daughter who died two years back. Howard was all in shock and the marketing genius is no more a faith gainer for his investors. Clients are lost because they have sympathy for Howard but they know it is all over for him now and he should quit. One simple concept of movie is pain and gain. Claire, Whit and Simon, all are shown trapped in their own unhappy situations. All of them have their different situations but Howard’s is kept above everything.
Whit then tries to know more about Howard by hiring a private investigator played by great Ann Dowd. He then discovers that his most of the time is spent alone without any phone or internet or anything. He goes nowhere except Brooklyn dog park but without a dog. He keeps looking the window of a therapy room for grieving parents but never goes inside. He also likes writing letters to Love, Time and Death as seen in trailers.
Collateral Beauty Movie Cast:
When you will watch Collateral Beauty online, you will know that cast has got nothing to do with movie’s performance. Casting is done by Jeanne McCarthy and Rori Bergman. They have collected some of the most talented players from Hollywood. Will Smith as Howard is not that much impressive. Not because he is not a good actor but because of his monotonous sad face with teary eyes. Rather than feeling character’s pain, we feel like watching an emotional emoji again and again on the screen. Other than him, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet Helen Mirren, Michael Pena and every all other actors have done fine from their part.
Collateral Beauty Movie Review:
The glossy and neat widescreen of New York city puts a variety of visionary treats for viewers. The story is lacking to make this Will Smith starrer on the top of charts. Unlike other Will Smith movies, this one seems to fall down on the box office. The cast is worth giving a watch Collateral Beauty online. Special mentions include Latimore and Harris for their punchy impression. Few sad comic moments are good for single laughs. We will rate this movie 6 out of 10.
Collateral Beauty Movie : Focus in News
“Will Smith Starrer Bombs on Box Office, Rogue One reaches $290M Globally”
Will Smith has seen a career worst at the end of 2016 with his new Collateral Beauty. It has scored only $7million opening on box office whereas, the new Star Wars coming has made a big milestone of $290 worldwide and $150M in US. Beating Collateral Beauty by a wide margin was a movie that was just played in 200 theaters. Lionsgate La La Land has made $4million opening despite of just getting released in limited screens.
“Collateral Beauty Helped Me with My Dad’s Death: Will Smith”
No matter how the movie has turned out, one thing that Will Smith feels thankful about is that this movie helped him with his Dad’s Death. When the script came to him, his father was given only six weeks to live and he made sure that his father doesn’t feel like a person who has death near him. He said at a show, “What was really interesting is I got the screenplay right when my father was diagnosed,”. He further added that, “So I have the screenplay, and I’m doing all of this research about a guy who experiences death at the time my father was given six weeks.”