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Collateral Beauty

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Advertising guru Howard (Will Smith) is at the top of his game, and then, tragedy strikes. He loses his 6-year-old daughter to an inoperable brain tumor. Over the next couple of years, Howard retreats further and further away – from his marriage, his job, his friends, and life. He rages at Life, Time, and Death, sending them letters. Now, with the company in jeopardy, his three closest friends stage an unusual intervention, in the hopes that Howard will be able to see that life is still worth living, and that there can be beauty even in loss.

You may not agree with some of the motives of some of Howard’s friends, but there’s no question that this is a beautifully told story with a great cast. Be sure to bring your box of tissue though, because there will be tears. Rated PG-13.  Also starring: Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Michael Pena, and Keira Knightley.



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