Can reality and surrealism subsist peacefully in the same environment? This movie, due to his ambiguity, proves so. It is an out of the norm movie that combines faith, destiny, and reality into a perfect correlation.
Will Smith is like da best; the guy is so amazing that he either chooses amazing b-lls movies, or super random ones like this one where, even when succeed may not be a guarantee, the adrenaline of the unexpected most fulfill his spirit.
In Collateral Beauty, Howard (Will Smith), is an ideal boss; smart, motivated, a hard worker whose priority was nothing but the well-being of his employees, and the company itself. Employees adored him; going to the office was a joyful experience due to his mere presence. Suddenly, this person who was highly admired by his employees turns into a depressed, unmotivated individual who seems to be living in motion. The trigger of this drastic change of his behavior is accredited to the sudden death of his only daughter.
Howard depression and frustration start to take over his life; his brain becomes the worse possible place to cohabit. In a desperate attempt to release his sadness and anger, he starts writing letters to the three possible responsible for the tragic event. The first one that receives all the blame is Time. Howard complains that it was way too early; the way to soon, he blames him for coming at literally the wrong time. Death also had a very intrinsic and hateful letter direct to her; “you took the wrong person” he claimed, he couldn’t even recall how many times he desperately desired to take his daughter place. Lastly, Love also deserves a letter. Is it even real? If so, how didn’t you stop this? How all this immense love that I feel for my daughter was not enough?