Collateral Beauty movie quotes help tell the story of the film about one man who struggles to put his life back together after the death of his daughter. The drama was written by Allan Loeb and directed by David Frankel. Collateral Beauty opened in theaters on December 16, 2016, in the United States. Make sure to check out other great movies about memory loss and the best movies about PTSD.
In Collateral Beauty, Howard Inlet (Will Smith) finds himself utterly lost in life after the death of his young daughter. The once highly successful advertising executive is now only a shell of himself and, to help cope, begins writing letters to things, specifically love, time and death. His coworkers (including Kate Winslet, Michael Pena and Edward Norton) want desperately to help him, but don't know how to approach this strange behavior.
Howard seeks out the help of a grief support group and builds a friendship with Madeline (Naomi Harris). He confides in her that love, time and death (Keira Knightley, Jacob Latimore and Helen Mirren, respectively) begin showing up in his life as people and stating their case. To help him cope, Madeline and others urge Howard to talk to these people and learn how they can be used in his ongoing life.
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Love is the Reason for Everything
Aimee: I'm love and I'm the fabric of life... Love is the reason for everything.
Howard: I felt you everyday when she laughed and you broke my heart!
Aimee: I was there in her laugh but I'm also here now in your pain.
Aimee, who is love, and Howard have an emotional discussion in these Collateral Beauty movie quotes. Howard feels heartbroken by love, but Aimee explains that love is still in his life, and even in his pain.
We're Here to Connect Love, Time and Death
Howard: Life is about people. At the end of the day, we're here to connect love, time, death. Now these three things connect every single human being on earth. We long for love. We wish we had more time. And we fear death.
Howard explains a bit about life and in turn explains some of the film in this Collateral Beauty movie quote. Love, time and death are what connects everyone.
He Writes to Things
Claire: Howard is a brilliant man and he's not just a boss. He's a friend. He lost his child and now he doesn't care if he loses everything else.
Sally: This might be the strangest thing I have ever come across. He writes letters.
Claire: Who are they to?
Sally: Howard doesn't write letters to people. He writes to things, time, love, death.
Simon: Kids write letters to Santa Claus. It doesn't mean their crazy.
Claire: No, this is therapeutic.
A number of Howard's coworkers discuss his recent struggles in these Collateral Beauty movie quotes. They explain his unique way of grieving and question his sanity, but really they mean well.
Trying to Fix My Mind
Madeline: Was it the holiday?
Howard: No, it wasn't that.
Madeline: Then why did you decide to come in tonight?
Howard: Um, I'm trying to fix my mind.
Madeline, the leader of a grief support group, talks to Howard after his first time attending to ask why he decided to join. As Howard explains in these Collateral Beauty movie quotes, he needs help in dealing with the death of his daughter.