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Is Will Smith's new tearjerker trying too hard to be Oscar bait?
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Will Smith's next big motion picture is Collateral Beauty—it comes out before Christmas 2016, and the film's new teaser trailer has already tugged at the heartstrings of many. But some critics say the trailer crosses the line into melodrama, and blatantly wants 2016 Oscar nods. Watch the trailer, read the perspectives below and tell us what you think with a vote!

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Is Will Smith's new tearjerker trying too hard to be Oscar bait?
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Will plays an advertising executive who has faced tragedy, which leads him into a deep depression that his support group struggles to help him through. He meets three entities to help him on his journey: time, love and death.
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Sounds like an Oscar-worthy premise!
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And Will's going for the gold.
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'Collateral Beauty' is already building a legion of fans.
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It's sappy, but it'll be the perfect film for the holidays and for the Oscars.
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But some are calling Will and the film too thirsty! And so many times before, the thirstiest of films either REALLY get nodded, or snubbed completely. This film might be the latter.
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It's the definition of "Oscar bait"—a film made uber-tragic for the purpose of getting Oscar nods and awards, but it might be just bad.
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Oscars are hard to come by if viewers feel manipulated.
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And some say the trailer makes the film look like an over-the-top, unorganized tearjerker.
FINAL RESULTS
Is Will Smith's new tearjerker trying too hard to be Oscar bait?
#WillsFilmWorthOscars
A festive crown for the winner
#WillsFilmTooThirsty