“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.”
Collateral Beauty is a movie that requires a lot from the viewer. It’s asks for them to buy totally into the films premise, and to also not question that as the movie goes on. This I think is going to lead to a lot of people either just not buying in and as a result not liking this movie at all, or they are going to buy in and still have some problems. A major part of the plot of this movie, resolves around a certain premise, that in of itself, is a lot to swallow. The result can seem like a movie trying to create something where it hasn’t been earned, and that robs the movie of its emotional momentum. This can cause some of the more telling scenes of emotion seem almost comical at times. All in all Collateral Beauty has a great cast of actors, but seems to get in it own way, and will leave a lot of viewers on one side of the aisle or the other.
Review Score : 5 out of 10