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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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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Stewart Goodman
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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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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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Director Gabriele Muccino was attracted to the story because it tells of a mysterious personal journey that is, in fact, a true declaration of love. He feels it tells the story of a man consumed by remorse and the pain of having lost a loved one, who finds himself face-to-face with the one thing he expected the least, the opportunity to start again, to live a new life, and that the story is thought-provoking, bold, touching and full of emotion. As such he believes only Will Smith could have been capable of giving the film so much strength. See more »

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When Ben drives Emily home from the hospital, the headrest on his seat is fully down. When she storms out of the car at her house, it's part-way up. 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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How Insensitive
Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes and Norman Gimbel
Performed by Diana Krall
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unexpected
19 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Let me start by saying I didn't care much to see this movie. Although the trailer left much to the imagination it looked quite boring.

The majority of the movie is mysterious, slightly confusing and will have you guessing a lot. It's almost hard to believe so many loose ends could be tied up as it nears its ending, but it does, and it does so beautifully. Everything culminates in this magnificent ending that will make you want to tell everyone you meet to go see this movie now.

Also, I'm the kind of person that is not easily moved. As a matter of fact I can't even remember the last time a movie made me feel something the way this one did.

I rank this as one of the top movies of 2008, along with TDK and Slumdog Millionaire. And definitely somewhere on my all time top five.


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