Starring: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren
Drama directed by David Frankel which centers on New York advertising executive, Howard Inlet (Will Smith), who after experiencing a deep personal tragedy retreats from life entirely and slips into a severe depression. As a form of therapy, Howard begins writing letters to Time, Love and Death. His friends Whit Yardsham (Edward Norton), Claire Wilson (Kate Winslet), Simon Scott (Michael Pena) and Madeleine (Naomie Harris), grow concerned and devise a drastic plan to force him to confront his grief in a surprising and profoundly human way.
Then the seemingly impossible happens: Love (Kiera Knightley), Time (Jacob Latimore), and Death (Helen Mirren) show up to meet Howard. Guided by these polar opposite forces, Howard learns to live again and begins to put his life back together.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Howard Inlet: We’re here to connect. Love, time, death. Now these three things connect every single human being on earth. We long for love, we wish we had more time, and we fear death.
Madeleine: Did you lose a child, Howard?
Claire Wilson: Howard is brilliant, creative, charismatic guy. He used to love life, right now he hates it.
[referring to Howard]
Whit Yardsham: I tried to talk to him, I tried to reach him and he’s not there. I miss him.
Claire Wilson: He writes letters, who are they to?
Woman: Howard doesn’t write letters to people, he writes to things. Time, love, death.
Simon Scott: Kids write letters to Santa Claus, it doesn’t mean they’re crazy.
Claire Wilson: No, this is therapeutic.
Brigitte: Who did you write the letter to?
Howard Inlet: I wrote the letter to death.
[she holds out her hand]
Brigitte: Nice to meet you. I’m charmed, I’m sure.
[Howard looks at her for a moment in confusion]
Howard Inlet: No.
[he gets up to leave]
Brigitte: People write letters to the universe all the time, most don’t get a personal response, but you are.
Howard Inlet: I don’t want this!
Raffi: [to Howard] I’m time. I’m a gift, and you’re wasting it!
Howard Inlet: [to Madeleine] You’re going to think I’m crazy, but I’m having conversations.
Aimee Moore: I am love. Don’t try and live without me, Howard.
Howard Inlet: [to Love] I saw you in her eyes when she called me daddy, and you betrayed me!
Aimee Moore: [to Howard] I’m the reason for everything. If you can accept that then maybe you get to live again.
Brigitte: He’s reaching out to the cosmos for answers.
Raffi: There’s so much more at stake here than you even understand.
Madeleine: [to Howard] You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.
Collateral Beauty is set for release in the US December 16th and UK December 30th.