The Artistic Christian


“You’ve been given a gift, this profound connection to everything. Just look for it, and I promise you it’s there, the collateral beauty.” – Madeleine, “Collateral Beauty”

Movies often entertain, but every so often you will come across a film which really makes you think.  If you’re a poetic soul who loves to ponder things and ponder them deeply, then Collateral Beauty is a film you will surely appreciate.

Critics bashed this December 2016 release, causing it to become the weakest box office film debut of Will Smith’s career.  This film doesn’t include the stunning effects or visual appeal of most blockbusters, and does tend to move at a slower pace.  In fact, I feel that this story would have done much better if performed as a live play on stage.  If you’re willing to read between the lines and seek out its wisdom, however, Collateral Beauty has a…

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