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:
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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.