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PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 16 December 2016 (USA)
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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.

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When a successful New York advertising executive suffers a great tragedy, he retreats from life. While his concerned friends try desperately to reconnect with him, he seeks answers from the universe by writing letters to Love, Time and Death. But it's not until his notes bring unexpected personal responses that he begins to understand how these constants interlock in a life fully lived, and how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of meaning and beauty Written by Warner Bros

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loss | death | anguish | despair | grief | See All (63) »

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We are all connected

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Belleza inesperada  »

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$36,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$7,102,085 (USA) (16 December 2016)

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$30,982,955 (USA) (3 February 2017)
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Will Smith praised the whole cast by saying, "If we are all judged by the company we keep ... then I want this cast with me for life!" See more »

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When Howard and Madeleine are taking on the sidewalk of the street in Manhattan, traffic is moving swiftly while the camera is in one direction, and traffic is completely stopped when the camera is in the opposite direction. See more »

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[from the trailer]
[to Love personified by Amy on his late daughter]
Howard: I Saw YOU In Her EYES When She Called Me Daddy... And YOU BETRAYED ME!
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Featured in Renegade Cut: Collateral Beauty (2017) See more »

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Oh What a Beautiful City
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Arranged by Dave Van Ronk
Performed by Bryan Terrell Clark, Mykal Kilgore and Marcus James
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Not the Greatest but Definitely Worth Seeing
11 February 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a movie that has heart. The story is not flawless and there are some predictable moments but at the same time, the journey is worth taking.

The biggest challenge for the movie is the number of characters that it has at its core. There are seven characters with significant roles (an argument could be made for eight). Three characters act primarily as catalysts for the action. But still, that's a lot of characters to develop in a short period of time. As a result, the challenges that three of the characters are dealing with are spilled out onto the audience. All the actors are believable in their roles- --I just wish there was more time to develop their individual characters.

I believe 20 more minutes of running screen time would have done wonders for this film. In spite of its shortcomings, I believe that it provides an emotional experience at the end of the film and also some poignant thoughts to ponder.

Not perfect, but definitely worth seeing. It has heart.


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