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Trivia / Collateral Beauty

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  • All-Star Cast: The movie does have a pretty impressive cast.
  • Genre-Killer: While the "Sundance style" of independent cinema, which marked much of the scene during the 2000s, had mostly faded by the 2010s as the indie world expanded beyond the noted film festival, it became completely discredited by this film, with most reviews calling out the schmaltzy elements of the formula. At the same time, a new "indie wave" emerged, inspired on the "auteur revisionism" Sundance strived to avoid.
  • What Might Have Been:
    • Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was originally set to direct, but dropped out due to creative differences with the studio.
    • Hugh Jackman was originally cast as Howard, with Rooney Mara in an unspecified role.

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