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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  19 December 2008 (USA)
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A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.



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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. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret. See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete almas  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,851,136 (USA) (19 December 2008)


£5,200,225 (UK) (6 February 2009)

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2.35 : 1
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Grant Nieporte's first produced feature film screenplay. He had previously worked on several tv shows such as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (1996) and 8 Simple Rules (2002). See more »


On the door for Child Services office, the text is misspelt as Sevices. See more »


[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.
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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Diana Krall
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Simply, WOW !
23 December 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This movie is one of the best films i have ever watched by far. The direction of the film along with the acting was simply world class. It's an emotional roller-coaster. Yes it is slow, yes it gets a little boring, but whilst your watching the movie your always taking in the story line and my does the movie make up for it in the last 30 minutes when the jigsaw is put together and the full plot is revealed. I think this movie is actually better than The Pursuit Of Happiness which most will know was also a very good film. Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy and Barry Pepper all deserve awards with there 10 out of 10 performances. This movie for me is a must see, i am still actually getting over the film as it quite simply blew me away.

10/10 easy

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