Actors: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris
Directors: David Frankel
Studio: Warner Brothers
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Film: 1 out of 5 stars
Blu-ray: 4 out of 5 stars
Extras: 1 out of 5 stars
“Collateral Beauty” is a mystery of a film. They packed such a stellar cast into this film but it fails on every level and honestly is pretty unwatchable. I watched to see the talent do their thing and hoped that they could save the film after it’s terrible trailer but it just failed flat on its ass. This will disappear from all existence in a blink of an eye. Sorry Will Smith.
Official Premise: When a successful New York ad executive suffers a personal tragedy and retreats from life, his friends devise a drastic plan to reach him before he loses everything. Pushing him to the very edge, they force him to confront the truth in surprising and profoundly human ways. From Oscar-winning director David Frankel, this thought-provoking drama explores how even the deepest loss can reveal moments of beauty, and how the constants of love, time and death interlock in a life fully lived.
The film comes as a combo pack with a Blu-ray + UltraViolet copy. The 1080p transfer looks great with sharp details and the colors are super rich. The DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track also sounds great with the scope of the film but the score is completely forgettable. There is only one special feature included which is a 15 minute chat called “A Modern Fable: Discovering Collateral Beauty”, which features the cast talking about the film.