Collateral Beauty

This movie gets 4 Icees out of 5.  Sometimes I just don’t get the critics.  This movie is being killed by them on RottenTomatoes. Right now it shows only a 14% “fresh” rating there, and it’s crazy.  I see that they say that this movie tried to be an uplifting Christmas movie.  I don’t think that at all.  It happened around Christmas and it came out at Christmas, but this is NOT a “Christmas movie” and I don’t believe it tried to be.  They trash it because it “tries to be uplifting”. No it doesn’t… not at all.  It tells a story, and tells it well.

This is a moving, sometimes powerful, always spot on movie about loss, moving on, and dealing with grief. The performances have been trashed because (as one critic put it) Kate Winslett and Edward Norton looked “painted and tired”.  Good!!!  That’s exactly what these characters were feeling. They weren’t feeling beautiful or joyous. They were distraught, and they showed their emotions.  There’s nothing wrong with that.

If you want a movie that will move you some this is one to see.  If you’re an emotional person prone to tears, have the Kleenex handy because you’re going to need it. Go to this movie because you want to see good actors giving a good performance, especially Will Smith and Keira Knightley.  There are a couple of inconsistencies you will find, and it’s not Oscar-worthy, but it is a darn good movie and worth seeing.


Collateral Beauty Trailer #2

This movie comes out this weekend, and so far it has been trashed by the critics.  I will do my review on Saturday, but it just mystifies me that a cast this good could produce a movie as bad as the critics say it is.  But that’s why I’m here, because I’m not a professional critic, but am just a regular guy providing a service. Check out the trailer below and then check back Saturday night for my review!


Collateral Beauty Trailer #2

Okay, this movie just made it to my “Must See” list.  Now normally this list is reserved for Marvel, DC, Expendables, Mission Impossible and those types of movies.  However, this movie looks so powerful I just can’t say no to it.  However, you will need your tissues when you see this one.  That’s almost guaranteed.  It comes out Dec 16th.


Collateral Beauty Trailer

This movie looks really good! In the past I haven’t cared for the dramatic movies that Will Smith has done, but this looks different.  For one, it has an interesting concept and I’m a sucker for new and original concepts.  Check this out and let me know what you think in the comments block.  This movie comes out December 16th.



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