I lost my movie stub!! ARRRGGHHH. Well let’s get to it. I went to see this movie with my homie, Kenny from work. Lmao we originally were going to see SING in 3d but it was sold out. So this was our consolation prize. Ha. I snuck in some plain Mike & Ikes (listen go to Walgreens and go to the candy aisle. They are on sale. 4 boxes for $3) but Kenny wanted to by food from the concession stand. 😲😲😲😲 Negro whatttt. You lucky I had a coupon bruh. Hahaha
Ok Collateral movie is a drama that has more twists and turn than wall Street. Haha. Please folks do not listen to all the Hollywood bloggers who slammed this movie. I almost cried in this movie. Yes me. Seeing that I am a movie buff, I tend to get lost in the characters and try to feel their pain. Will Smith stars as Howard Inlet. Howard is a successful advertisement executive who lives by a philosophy that life is 3 things: LOVE, TIME & DEATH!
Howard has a business partner named Whit (Edward Norton) whose divorce has just been finalized due to his infidelities. He has a 10 year old daughter named Allison (Kylie Rogers) who is furious with him at this time in life.
Simon Scott (Michael Pena) is an executive also at the company. He is a hard working, devoted husband and father, whose parents came from nothing and manage to instill hard work ethics into Simon. It is revealed that Simon went to Duke University due to his parents. It is also revealed that Simon has a rare form of cancer which is deadly.
Howard’s assistant and business manager is Claire Wilson (Kate Winslet) is a go-getter, who works so hard for the company, she has failed to acknowledge her needs in wanting a family.
Crisis hits when Howard’s daughter dies at the age of 6 due to a rare type of cancer. Howard shuts himself off from the world, only coming to work everyday, just to sit at his desk and set up a domino rally-esq game on his tables. He doesn’t have a phone, no cable, and his only source of entertainment is that he writes 3 letters once a week. The 3 letters are not to people, but to things: TIME, DEATH, LOVE.
Meanwhile at the firm, there’s bad news afloat. Due to Howard’s mental state, the agency is losing clients. And if they lose their next client, the whole firm will lose their jobs. Howard refuses to listens to any of his colleagues advice, so Whit hires a private investigator named Sally Price (Ann Dowd, ironically the same PI that caught Whit cheating on his wife) to follow Howard around. She reports back to the group and managed to steal his letters from the mailbox, revealing that Howard writes to these letters to things. Whit has an idea that is very controversial. If they can prove to the board of their firm that Howard is delusional, they can remove Howard and divy up his shares in the company. So Whit convinces the group to hire 3 actors to play TIME (Jacob Lattimore) LOVE (Kiera Knightley) and DEATH (Helen Mirren). Madeline (Naomie Harris) plays Howard’s ex wife, who works as a grief therapist.
Now without giving away what happens, I can both stress to you that you have to go into this movie and just let the movie come to you. Clear your mind and just chill out. Do not listen to them folks in Hollywood. The movie is doing poorly now and I as a movie buff can not figure out why. Great original story, great leads, great story, great balance. Was it the timing? Due to Star Wars and other big movies? As of today, the movie has yet to clear into the black. With a $36 million dollar budget, it has only made $34.5 million.
I give this movie an A. Outstanding film that gets you thinking while making your emotions go through the motions.
What are your thoughts? Did you see the film? Please comment below.✌