Seven PoundsDecember 19, 2008
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
Stars: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson
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.
Larry (Hotel Owner)
(as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Sarah Jane Morris
Experience the most extraordinary story of the holiday season
Release Date: 19 December 2008
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $14,851,136
(21 December 2008)
(25 January 2009)
Did You Know?
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.
When Ezra answers Ben's call at work, in a close-up you can see the contact lenses used to make him appear blind.
I need an ambulance.
I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
That's room number 2.
What's the emergency?
There's been a suicide.
Who's the victim?
Definitely worth seeing!!
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
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.