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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
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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Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

CAD 994,645 (Canada) (21 December 2008)

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$69,951,824 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Ben incorrectly states that God created the world in 7 days, but in fact the Bible says it was created in 6 not 7; 5 for creating the universe, 1 for creating man, and rested no the 7th. See more »

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[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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Referenced in Schmidt & Pocher: Episode #2.9 (2009) See more »

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Feeling Good
Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
Performed by Muse
Courtesy of Warner Music U.K. Ltd.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Made me cry!!! Movie I can't forget!!!
19 December 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Seven Pounds follows the story of Ben Thomas, an IRS agent on a mission to redeem himself from a haunting secret. We follow him on his mission to seek out seven strangers in desperate need of help. Ben's plans are complicated when he meets and falls in love with Emily (Rosario Dawson), a young woman with a terminal heart condition. Italian director Gabriele Muccino brilliantly pieces together a tragic modern day Shakespearian love story, weaving between the present day and glimpses into the dark past. Seven Pounds is not a kick back and zone out film, you have to work as an audience member to put all the pieces together. The more you allow your mind to work in this film, the more you will get out of it.


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