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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Tim Kelleher ...
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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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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 (2007) and The Things of Life (1970). See more »


When Emily demonstrates the manually-fed treadle printing press with a blank sheet of paper from the pile, the printed piece is in full color. This press is single-color and can only print one color at a time. 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 Ian Crockett and Peter Sternberg
Performed by Elvis Dolls
Courtesy of 145 Music
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Shakespeare of today.
18 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If this movie doesn't touch every sentimental nerve in your body and reach to the core of your soul, you are not human.

This movie will touch your heart in places you never knew existed. Each of us has seen those movies that reach deep within and cause the light tear to seep out of corner of our eyes and we quickly wipe it away and hope no one sees us. You will indeed be seen crying on this one. You will need a box of tissues.

I do not know how or what the so called self critics are seeing, but I don't think it's the same movie I just finished watching. Yes it's a little slow, but its real…. This is a human in tune with what he wants and doesn't let ANYTHING stop him from completing what he started.

It's a Shakespeare tragedy in today's society. A movie you should definitely see.

9 out of 10.

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