A New York adman (Will Smith) deals with the heartache of losing a child by writing letters to Time, Death, and Love. He is soon visited by representations of the three concepts, and they, along with his close friends, help him return to some semblance of a normal life. Edward Norton, Kate Winslet, Michael Peña, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Keira Knightley, and Jacob Latimore co-star. Directed by David Frankel.~Jack Rodgers
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Love this movie and it’s message. Uplifting and needed for 2020!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.
For anyone who has lost a loved one, this movie will help you digest the loss and move forward. I've watched it at least 50 times, and love it like I've never seen it. It's great.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Thought provoking and heart wrenching
This is personally totally my kind of film, but not for everyone. It hits you in all of the emotional feels. A man has lost his child and struggles to get back to his normal life. In his grief he writes letters to death, time, and love, which his uses to express his anger and pain. Meanwhile, his grief keeps him from being able to contribute towards the business that he helps to run, so his partners take some drastic measures in order to try and force him out of the company, by using the letter he wrote. The movie attempts to play this as misguided caring with a bit of professional desperation mixed in. Overall I thought the cast members beautifully captured their roles and that each character is portrayed with noticeable strengths and weaknesses. I could see the end coming but I wasn't left with the impression that it was a big secret that was supposed to have a big reveal. I definitely enjoyed this movie, but I could see why others wouldn't.
The previews intrigued when I first saw them - big case of star talent although it wasn't quite clear what the underlying drive point was.
But, it was pretty evident 10 minutes into the movie. And, while an emotional rollercoaster, the end brought closure and was a bit of a surprise - sad, satisfying and uplifting.
I've recommended this movie to a number of my friends as a movie, while emotionally draining, painful and sometimes hard to watch, nonetheless, it is well worth the journey.
And, probably one of the best performances by Will Smith.
First I'm an Aspie (Asperger's syndrome/High Functioning Autistic) so I'm interested in films that are emotional as it helps me learn, explore, and understand the complex social/emotional underpinnings of human reaction to and interaction with complex situations. As a result my review may not be relevant for/to everyone. Having said that I felt the film had an excellent cast and showed emotions that were understandable and believable. I thought it was an excellent film.
There are life events most of use refuse to think about-much less discuss. This movie was SOOOOO WONDERFUL!!!!!!!! Well written, EVEN BETTER ACTING- EXCELLENT CAST!!!!!!! I laughed, I cried, I rejoiced!!!!! Thank you so much for this movie!! I watched it over & over again on cable and then did what I do - added it to my library! It had all of my favorite criteria for a movie-great story, loyalty, respect, love, reality, commitment and a happy ending!