Director: David Frankel
Cast: Edward Norton, Keira Knightley, Michael Peña, Naomie Harris, Jacob Latimore, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren
Country of Origin: USA 2016 94 mins. (12A)
Released by Warner Bros.
New York advertising executive (Will Smith), consumed by grief at the loss of his 6-year-old daughter to a rare disease and a marriage long gone, has hit melt down. Time's meant to heal but like the movie, Howard's off the planet and the business is suffering. Work colleagues Whit (Edward Norton), Claire (Kate Winslet) and Simon (Michael Pena) pop up with a plan. Hire a private eye who reveals that Howard's writing letters to 'Love', 'Time' and 'Death'. It gets worse. Move on with a troupe of out-of-work actors (Keira Knightly, Jacob Latimore and Helen Mirren) to play the parts and open the great debate, why am I here, with Howard. Great cast, pity the film's so crass. If you haven't already done so, it's rush for the exit time.
A cringe worthy 94 minutes.