Seven Pounds

December 19th, 2008








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Seven Pounds

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Plot
An aerospace engineer with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 7.5/10 (103,695 voted)

Critic's Score: 36/100

Director: Gabriele Muccino

Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson

Storyline
Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him.

Cast:
Will Smith - Ben
Rosario Dawson - Emily Posa
Woody Harrelson - Ezra
Michael Ealy - Ben Thomas
Barry Pepper - Dan
Elpidia Carrillo - Connie
Robinne Lee - Sarah
Joe Nunez - Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Bill Smitrovich - George Ristuccia
Tim Kelleher - Stewart Goodman
Gina Hecht - Dr. Briar
Andy Milder - George's Doctor
Judyann Elder - Holly
Sarah Jane Morris - Susan
Madison Pettis - Connie's Daughter

Taglines: Experience the most extraordinary story of the holiday season



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [France] |

Release Date: 19 December 2008

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $14,851,136 (USA) (21 December 2008) (2758 Screens)

Gross: $69,951,824 (USA) (25 January 2009)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
For his work on this film, production designer J. Michael Riva drew inspiration from the "beauty" and "lyricism" of the films The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Things of Life.

Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Ezra answers Ben's call at work, in a close-up you can see the contact lenses used to make him appear blind.

Quotes:
[first lines]
911 Operator: 911 emergency...
Ben Thomas: I need an ambulance.
911 Operator: I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
Ben Thomas: That's room number 2.
911 Operator: What's the emergency?
Ben Thomas: There's been a suicide.
911 Operator: Who's the victim?
Ben Thomas: I am.



User Review

Definitely worth seeing!!

Rating: 10/10

I don't give out 10 stars easily unless it's a film that can keep me guessing. A film that will make me want to see it through to the end, not because I paid hard earned cash, but because I truly care about the characters and where they're going to end up. If you like me, then you're going to want to see this one.

Will Smith has always been an interesting actor for me. I watch everything he does because I'm a huge fan. I must admit that the idea of him playing another heartbroken, distanced from the world individual (Hancock, I am Legend) made me a little annoyed, but this one was a home run. The character Ben Thomas is such a mystery that you want to know what he plans to do; for others, for himself, etc. As the story unfolds, so does his intentions and not in a really simplistic way. He's a complex person, but not so much that he aggravates me. He's intriguing.

The connection between Will Smith and Rosario Dawson is so well done and so believable. This is how it's supposed to be done. There's a chemistry in their acting that I haven't seen in about 10 years or so. I'm not exaggerating. I haven't seen too many films where the chemistry is genuine; kudos to the both of them.

It is very touching and sad, yet heartwarming. Geez, did I say that? I walked away from this one feeling good. That's what it is in the end. A feel good movie.




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