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Academy Award® nominee Will Smith (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Pursuit of Happyness) stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret -- even if it means giving up on his plan. From the creators of The Pursuit of Happyness, SEVEN POUNDS is an "emotionally charged, captivating mystery with a soulful, tender love story and a tearful but joyfully inspiring ending" (MOVIEGUIDE®).
The mysteriously titled Seven Pounds stars Will Smith as Ben Thomas, who flashes his badge as an IRS agent to gain entrance into the lives of seven strangers in need. To each, he offers something that will reverse their troubles, seeking to atone for a haunting past mistake. But when Ben starts falling in love with a young woman with heart trouble (Rosario Dawson), his carefully laid plans threaten to collapse. To reveal more of the story would diminish it. Smith is an engaging, charismatic presence, but the impact of Seven Pounds comes from Dawson--she has the kind of emotional transparency that shimmers off the screen. Which is crucial, because Seven Pounds requires considerable suspension of disbelief; some scenes push and pull at plausibility, and you may question a few plot turns after the movie is over. But as the story unfolds, the performances can carry you over these bumps. If you surrender to its gently circling rhythms and its luminous images (including the glowing undulations of a poisonous jellyfish), Seven Pounds will pack an emotional wallop, heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time. Also featuring Barry Pepper (Saving Private Ryan), Michael Ealy (Sleeper Cell), and Woody Harrelson. --Bret Fetzer
Stills from Seven Pounds (click for larger image)
Extremely intense and emotional film. Will Smith's best drama work. I'm a man, but I'm not afraid to admit I cry like a baby every time I see this!Published 4 days ago by dlrenfro
I have seen this twice now and I enjoyed it as much the second as I did the first. It slowly builds up and doesn't take too long to have an idea of why he does what he does. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
Cheers to another great Will Smith movie. Tear jerker, but beautiful.Published 17 days ago by Lmrf10
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|Sophie and the Moon Hanger||
Yes, I would like to own this movie on DVD as well.
Jul 4, 2009 by C. Marsh | See all 74 posts
|Seven Pounds: compassionate or depressed?||
A wasted life? How is it a waste to give up your life for 7 very good people to live better ones? That's a terrible argument (which I know you aren't making but are simply voicing others).
I loved the film and honestly don't understand the criticisms - at all. People complained that the opening... Read More
Sep 15, 2009 by R. C. Harris Jr. | See all 5 posts
|Is this the type of good movie that you can watch once or over and over?||
I would say watch it once. I knew the entire time hwo it was going to end and still sobbed though.
Apr 26, 2009 by Katherine S. Fraiser | See all 5 posts