Collateral Beauty

By Jackie Raphael

2 stars

This film is very disappointing for such an all-star cast. It is based on a man (Will Smith) who is struggling through life after a tragedy and writes three letters to Love, Time and Death. These three themes become the core of the plot. His colleagues are played by Kate Winslet, Edward Norton and Michael Pena, and together the characters try to help him and save the company. In doing so, we learn about their own individual issues. The film tries too hard to link all the sub-plots and is filled with coincidences. It felt like a cross between 7th Heaven and Touched by an Angel. There are also many lame moments throughout. However, with a strong cast there are some enjoyable scenes. Helen Mirren was particularly funny in her role as an actress who takes part in the scheme. But no matter how much you might like the actors, do not bother wasting your time and money seeing this film at the cinema.