mardi 20 décembre 2016

Collateral Beauty — Beautiful sentimental piece that could have been more — 6*/10

  • Overall: You'll be touched, you'll be captivated, but you might be disappointed if you’re expecting something different.
  • Who is it for? Anyone looking for something emotional, but simple and slick.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Known actors: Will Smith, Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley and Michael Peña.
  • Setting: New York middle upper class.
  • Style: Emotional story designed to give you a sad smile.
  • Intro: It's not bad, per se, it's just straight from the standard mold and it's that particular trick woefully unnecessary.
  • Story: Extremely interesting ideas, full of nice details and even a few side stories that are well built. Touching.
  • Ending: Weak. Not because it's not good or uninteresting, but really, why? That was a good idea, but not nearly imaginative enough to be as good as the core of the story.
  • Epilogue: Could have done without that. It was already pretty clear without it.
  • Dialogs: Solid. Intelligent. Sometimes witty or funny.
  • Characters: Well developed. Nice depth, even if a few of them are archetypes.
  • Acting: Excellent, although Will Smith looks like he has been there and has done that and I think the little girl's father-hating phase sublimated too quickly, but I blame the director for that. Loved Edward Norton and Helen Mirren.
  • Visuals: Beautiful, on the too-slick side.
  • Afterthoughts: I loved it, but I was still disappointed because the ending just wasn't up to the quality of the rest of the flick.