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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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Connie
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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Storyline

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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19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£5,200,225 (UK) (6 February 2009)
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Tom Hanks also auditioned for the role of Ben. See more »

Goofs

Jellyfish can live in captivity as long as the tank they are in is round. Round tanks keep the jellyfish from getting trapped in the edges (from which they can't escape without a water current). In the movie, the tank that Will Smith's character uses for the jellyfish is round, so there is no error. 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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Have No Fear
Written by Kathleen York (as Bird York) and Michael Becker
Performed by Kathleen York (as Bird York)
Courtesy of Blissed Out Records
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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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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