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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Stewart Goodman
Dr. Briar
George's Doctor
Connie's Daughter


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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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)


$69,951,824 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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Did You Know?


Woody Harrelson's character is named Ezra, which in Hebrew means 'help' or 'assistance', hinting to the events at the end of the movie. See more »


Jellyfish can live in captivity as long as their tank is round. Round tanks keep the jellyfish from getting trapped in the edges, which they can't escape without a water current. 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 Rick Garcia and Rene Reyes
Performed by The Green Car Motel
Courtesy of Red Porch Music
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Simply Beautiful
28 December 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the first time I have ever posted. I saw this movie and it made me want to post. IT seems Seven Pounds is getting a lot of negative press and I felt like I need to do my part to let some people know that this movie is SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL! For me, this was a rare movie that stays with you. I found everything about this movie beautiful..the acting, the music, the directing and especially the beautiful story. A story of giving..sacrifice with purpose. I am not the biggest Will Smith fan, but I must say that his performance for me was ASTOUNDING. I felt his pain and was moved by what his character was doing. This is not a easy story to tell in 2hrs and I think they did a really fantastic job. This movie will not be for everyone...it moves slowly and may be confusing..until you figure it out...then the reality of his purpose will crush you emotionally and at the same time it is so beautiful....SWEET PAIN (it did for me anyway)....Seven Pounds is a wonderful movie that will stay with you long into the night and next day.....Thanks

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