Will Smith gives a gut wrenching performance in Collateral Beauty, a movie directed by The Devil Wears Prada filmmaker David Frankel. Smith plays a successful New York advertising exec who is seeking answers to the universe by writing letters to Love, Time, and Death. Although that activity seems as plausible as penning missives to Santa, the notes come back with personal responses, thus changing his very existence.
The role is polar opposite from his last film in Suicide Squad. Smith gave everything he had to his film which appealed to him tremendously because of the narrative’s emotional gravitas.
Collateral Beauty co-starring Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Edward
Norton and Kate Winslet opens in theaters December 16.