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Seven Pounds (2008)

 -  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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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)  »

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Siete almas  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,565,949 (UK) (16 January 2009)

Gross:

£5,200,225 (UK) (6 February 2009)
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Trivia

This marks the reunion between director Gabriele Muccino and star/producer Will Smith, two years after The Pursuit of Happyness (2006). The reunion could have happened even earlier as Muccino was under consideration to direct Hancock (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Tim is in the bathtub, the "Don't Touch The Jellyfish" sign is partially obscured by the shower curtain, but in the next shot the shower curtain has moved off the sign. See more »

Quotes

[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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Lovin' You
Written by Minnie Riperton and Dick Rudolph (as Richard Rudolph)
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Best Will Smith Drama Yet........truly moving!
25 December 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Great frigging film.

Let me put that more eloquently.....frigging fantastic.

I was really moved by this work.

It was touching on so many levels.

and the acting and performances were nuanced, layered and authentic.

from all players.

really, really great work that brought tears to my eyes...more than once.

I won't go into the plot of the film. Just see it. The less you know the better.

Will Smith's best work to date. The man has so truly grown and CONTINUES to grow as an artist (and human being) - that's the part that really amazes me.

Excellent work by Mr. Will Smith. (and Rosario and Woody Harrelson and Barry Pepper, et al...)


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