Warning, this review contains spoilers. I got to watch this for free, so at least I won in the fiscal department, but too bad this movie ate up two hours of my life I could have spent doing something more useful like drawing or playing Borderlands. STORY Seven Pounds is about an IRS agent named Ben Thomas (Will Smith), whose going around finding seven people he truly thinks are good people, so that he can give them life-altering … more
On the one hand, this is an excellent film, with a fabulous message. On the other hand this film is a mess. The wonderful part, certainly can't give away the surprise - so much of watching this film is unravelling what is going on. There's clues, and things make complete sense at the end. The film is about an IRS auditor that has flashbacks to the death of his wife. He's clearly very troubled and has chosen a number of people to audit closely, either being nice to them when … more
I've watched dozens of movies over the past year and frankly can't remember most of them. "Seven Pounds" isn't one of those forgettable movies. I can't reveal too much of the plot, but I will say it is unlike any other movie you've seen. At it's heart, it is about how a man tries to turn his despair into healing for others. In a way, it is the "Count of Monte Cristo" in reverse. Will Smith, who has grown immeasurably as an actor, gives a powerful performance. He really seems … more
Pros: Well-written and powerful script; med chemistry between Smith and Dawson; well acted Cons: None The Bottom Line: See Seven Pounds! Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. "In seven days, God created the world and in seven seconds I shattered mine." So goes the opening line to one of actor Will Smith's (Ali, Men in Black, I Am Legend) most … more
7 Pounds is truly the best film I have seen this year. It is perfect on every level which is something that is hard for any reviewer to admit. The film is plain and simple and even though it was darn near predictable it was done beautifully. Will Smith plays an IRS agent by the name of Ben Thomas. It's odd because Ben goes around helping people for no reason but he carries a depressed look in his face. The entire film the mystery is, what the heck is he doing? Within the … more
Seven Pounds is the Star Trek of melodrama. It's every bit as much science fiction. The problem is that, in Star Trek or Harry Potter or Pan's Labyrinth, to name a few films not couched in reality, impossibility can be accepted as part of the artistic contract between the maker and the viewer. "Seven Pounds" offers no such contract; it's presented in the cinema language of realism, of real life emotions and motivations. It strives to tug your heart strings... and the snarky humor of that cliché … more
Will Smith stars as Ben Thomas, a man trying to resolve a past tragic mistake by impersonating an IRS agent, which grants him access to seven different people, each needing something he feels he can give them. It's hard to write this review without giving away some important information, but suffice it to say Smith is outstanding in this role. The angst he feels is so incredibly shown, on his face, in his voice, in his body language, it brought tears to my eyes just watching him. The ultimate choiced … more
Short Attention Span Summary (SASS): 1. Will Smith stars in a blockbuster movie that's not released in the summer 2. If you didn't like him in Pursuit of Happyness, you won't like him in this one 3. If you can survive the rather boring first section, you'll get by just fine with the rest. 4. Essentially, Will's character is working on atonement for a momentary lapse of concentration two years prior to the events of this movie. 5. … more
I went to see Seven Pounds last night. It was a pretty good movie, except my mom guessed the meaning of the title before we went, and thus, I knew the entire time what was going on. Don't let your mom tell you what she thinks a movie is about, most likely she will be right. There has always been a little part of me who has wanted to be the person who chooses songs for movies. I am still trying to figure out how I could get that job… Anyway, as cliched as it is, the Garden … more
Born in Wausau Wisconsin. Move at an early age to Ventura California and lived for 8 years. Growing up in a big city landscape didn't prepare me for my next move: Archbold Ohio with a population of … more
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Seven Pounds is a 2008 film, directed by Gabriele Muccino. Will Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, and Barry Pepper also star. The film was released in theaters in the United States and Canada on December 19, 2008 by Columbia Pictures.