“Collateral Beauty” This Friday premieres one of the most emotional and expected films, which arrives just for the most appropriate date: Christmas. We talk about Collateral Beauty, a David Frankel drama starring Will Smith that chronicles the harsh story of a father who is infuriated with the universe in suffering the loss of his daughter, and whose premiere was held this weekend.
"There are three things that connect all human beings: love, time and death," with this philosophy, the character played by Will Smith, faces the rest of his life after suffering a blow, the death of his daughter. As a result, he begins to write letters to those three common bonds, which is not expected, is that time, love and death come to him to answer his letters.
Will Smith has had to prepare in a special way to play this role. The character he embodies, is called Howard, and is a senior executive who loses everything. As a result, he becomes enraged at the world and begins to write letters to things. When Will Smith accepted the role for this film, he learned that his father was very ill, which is why he began to investigate how to deal with his role in this project.
After that hard blow, it used the paper of Howard in the film to be able to face the situation of its father, of this form, the actor looked for its solace in its profession. This film for Will Smith was a beautiful confluence between art and life, a way of saying goodbye. A story that tells how a man who loved life, begins to hate it.
When they proposed to Helen Mirren to accept the role of death, the actress did not hesitate for a second. According to her, she saw in Will Smith something very authentic, also for Mirren this film is a real Christmas gift, an emotional story that shows how the loss of someone can shake our whole life and make us turn against the world. Everything, in a Christmas context, time of year where the main thing is to be with family and friends.
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Naomi Harris plays one of Howard's friends, who will try to help the protagonist out of her depression. The actress is nominated for Golden Globes for her role in this film, she puts the point of moral reflection. A sense that goes beyond history. Naomi calls us away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on enjoying how beautiful life is. Often stress, work and obligations make us forget the simplest things. This movie tries to remind us that beauty can be everywhere and everywhere in the world as well.
Will Smith had begun preparing for his role in "Collateral Beauty" when he learned that his father had a terminal illness.
“Collateral Beauty” Smith said on Monday at the world premiere of the film in New York he had to channel his emotions to the tragic news to play a demanding role. Smith's father, Willard Carroll Smith Jr., died on November 7.
"My father was diagnosed and predicted six weeks of age, so after getting hit in the process, what we decided to do was use the character's preparation to deal with what my father was going through," Smith said. "It became our way of saying goodbye, basically. It was a really beautiful confluence of art and life."
In the film, which opens Friday in the United States, Smith plays a father who suffers a great tragedy and begins to question the meaning of existence. "It is a very beautiful concept, it is a guy who experiences loss and rages with the universe, and writes some letters to Love, Time and Death and his mind is so revolted that he sends them. Death responds to him.It's a beautiful twist to Christmas, but with real issues, "Smith said. The film presents Helen Mirren in the role of Death. The British actress admitted that she loved the script and felt that she has the same spirit of Christmas classics as "It's a Wonderful Life" and "A Christmas Carol" ). "At the heart of this is something very, very real. And since a Christmas film is a very nice gift," Mirren said. Edward Norton, who plays Smith's best friend and partner in the film, also said he found a great resemblance between the film and Christmas classics like "It's a Wonderful Life." Jimmy Stewart is so desperate that he thinks about jumping off a bridge, but somehow managed to tackle deep issues. "It was a very difficult balance between something very tender, very poignant and very hopeful, but if you think about it, And important, while still being entertained, "Norton said. .