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What is the meaning of ‘collateral beauty’ in the 2016 Will Smith movie?

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What does “collateral beauty” mean? is now available on Netflix. It stars Will Smith and Helen Mirren. There are many opinions about the movie. But what is the core meaning of this concept? Did Collateral Beauty win any awards? And where can you find its soundtrack?

When did it come out?

American fantasy drama film David Frankel was released in 2016.

The ensemble cast includes Will Smith, Helen Mirren and Keira Knightly, Edward Norton, Keira knightly, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore, Michael Pena, and Keira Knightly.

After its premiere at Dubai International Film Festival, 13 December 2016, Collateral Beauty earned $88 million at box office. This is more than double its budget.

What is the meaning of ‘collateral beauty’?

Naomie Harris tells Howard (Will Smith), that Howard was told by an old woman in the hospital on the day of her daughter’s death, to look for the “collateral beauty in all things” in life.

She refers to the acts of kindness and compassion that people show after tragedy.

Others have called it, still referring to Collateral Beauty as “secondary beauty that has a lasting ripple effect on the lives of other people”.

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What does collateral beauty mean really?

Also, love is so strong that “not only death [can] dishevel” it. It continues “even through death”.

Even when it seems all is lost, there’s beauty at the peripheries and in the corners.

This is, in a sentence, the meaning of collateral beauty.

This is where the maxim “Be sure to notice the collateral beauty” comes from.

What did critics think of the movie?

It received many negative reviews after its release.

Rotten Tomatoes’ critique of the movie is critical. It describes it as “well-meaning, but fundamentally flawed”, and claims that it “aims to uplift, but collapses in unintentional laughter”.

Richard Roeper wrote for the Chicago Sun-Times that it was “contrived”, off-putting, and “treacly”.

And how did audiences react?

However, others found it more enjoyable. The movie was particularly enjoyed by the audience.

PostTrak scored 76%, CinemaScore surveyed audiences and gave the film an A- overall grade.

Twitter users are loving the film and many have praised it in superlative ways.

Did it win any awards?

Collateral Beauty received six nominations and won one award.

Naomie Harris won a Hollywood Breakthrough Award at the Hollywood Film Awards.

However, the movie received a nomination for the Golden Raspberry (aka “Razzie”) Award for Worst Screen Combo. This award celebrates (or commemorates) The Entire Cast of Once Respected Actors.

Who was on its soundtrack?

IMDB lists five songs, in addition to Theodore Shapiro’s original score (who also composed Tropic Thunder and The Devil Wears Prada).

They are: Way Down We Go by Kaleo, Looking Too Closely by Fink, Oh What A Beautiful City by Bryan Terrell Clark and Mykal Kilgore, and World Of Love by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings. Let’s Hurt Tonight is by OneRepublic.

You can listen to the soundtrack to the movie on YouTube.

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