This evening saw Collateral Beauty with my son. We both liked it, but critics, predictably hated it--a lot. They found it predictable and manipulative and cynical. Probably all true--but it is of a type that is designed for all of that--a tearjerker. As such, it has a formula--and the execution of this formula was remarkably well done. Except for one bit of overexplaining toward the end, it was a predictably simple story with an interesting twist which I did not see coming.
In case you're wondering this is all about making sure that I've posted something today, to try to get back into the regular rhythm of it.