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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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Connie
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Sarah
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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Dr. Briar
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George's Doctor
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Connie's Daughter
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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 »

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Drama | Romance

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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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19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Siete almas  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Tom Hanks auditioned for the role of Ben. See more »

Goofs

The van had florescent lights installed on the ceiling that normally would be in a building, not a vehicle. 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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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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25 December 2008 | by (Lexington, KY) – See all my reviews

If this film doesn't get nominated for an Academy Award, there is no justice. It was an astonishingly good film. The storyline unfolds piece by piece and keeps you guessing until the end, trying to figure out who this character is and what he's up to. The juxtaposition of such a dynamically humanitarian man being an IRS auditor is the first thing that piques your interest and the mystery grows from there. In order to be an excellent film, you need a good story, good screenplay, and good acting. Seven pounds has all that and more. The story was upheld by outstanding performances by Will Smith, Rosario Dawson and Barry Pepper. It's more than a touching film. It's one of those rare films that actually makes you take stock of your life and reexamine your priorities. Kudo's to all involved.


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