Working with an incredibly interesting script by Writer Allan Loeb, Director David Frankel has created a really fine film with Collateral Beauty.
Will Smith plays the head of an advertising agency whose 6-year-old daughter’s death from a brain desease a few years prior continues to bring him lower and is destroying his agency.
I won’t say more except that the trailer for this film gives the wrong impression of what the story is about. Or does it?
Collateral Beauty is full of pleasant surprises right to the end. Performances by the all- star cast of Hellen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris and Jacob Lattimore make this joyous fun despite the lead character’s depression. And, Cinematographer Maryse Alberti and Production Designer Beth Mickle know how to support the cast by creating an uplifting look and feel to support them.
This is a very sweet film and I give Collateral Beauty a 4 out of 5.