Movie of the Month (September 2019)

In September 2019 we chose a movie for you:

Collateral Beauty

Film: Collateral Beauty
Directed by: David Frankel
Year: 2016
Running time: 97 minutes 

Plot:  American drama released in 2016, about a man who copes with his daughter’s death for cancer. Howard Inlet (Will Smith), after his daughter’s death, alone, rarely sleeping or eating; he is no longer able to work or to enjoy spending time with friends, and he also leaves his wife. His friends and business partners are really worried about Howard’s mental health as well as their company’s future. They organize the meeting between Howard and the three recipients of the letters he writes after his daughter’s death, Love, Death and Time, personified by three actors.   

We propose this movie because it describes the difficult condition of a man that loses his daughter: he seems to lose every reason for living, but the strange idea of his friends and wife will save him from self-destruction, recognising that his life will never be the same as before, but maybe he can still be able to find the “collateral beauty” in his life. 

“Love. Time. Death. Now these three abstractions connect every single human being on Earth. Everything that we covet, everything that we fear not having, everything that we ultimately end up buying is because at the end of the day we long for love, we wish we had more time, and we fear death”. 

“Just be sure to notice the collateral beauty” 



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