What’s the holiday season without bawling your eyes out, right?
With its plot drawing likeness with A Christmas Carol and It’s a Wonderful Life, plus a release date of Stephen's Day, it’s clear that Will Smith’s latest aims to get you all worked up after the presents are opened but before the season has wrapped.
From the trailer, we’re getting the idea that Will Smith’s character, Howard, is still in mourning over the death of his young daughter. His colleagues, who include Kate Winslet and Edward Norton, are worried about him.
Howard starts to write letters to Death (Helen Mirren – ‘turns out death is an elderly white woman,’ quips Howard), Time (Jacob Latimore) and Love (Keira Knightley, who is just permanently crying for some reason).
While it's directed by David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Marley & Me), its script may be weak due to its being assigned to Alan Loeb, whose credits include the awful Jennifer Aniston starrers Just Go With It and The Switch, as well as Miley Cyrus' (*shudder*) So Undercover. From the looks of the trailer, it's a cheesy, cliched screenplay so you'd want to be into melodramas and the like to enjoy it.
The trailer also seems to give away an awful lot, so you have been forewarned.