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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.

Director:

Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Grant Nieporte
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Smith ... Ben
Rosario Dawson ... Emily
Woody Harrelson ... Ezra
Michael Ealy ... Ben's Brother
Barry Pepper ... Dan
Elpidia Carrillo ... Connie
Robinne Lee ... Sarah
Joe Nunez ... Larry / Hotel Owner (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Bill Smitrovich ... George Ristuccia
Tim Kelleher ... Stewart Goodman
Gina Hecht ... Dr. Briar
Andy Milder ... George's Doctor
Judyann Elder ... Holly
Sarah Jane Morris ... Susan
Madison Pettis ... Connie's Daughter
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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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Taglines:

Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Pounds See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,851,136, 21 December 2008

Gross USA:

$69,951,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,168,201
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie, Ben incorrectly states that God created the world in 7 days. The Bible says that God created the universe in 6 days and then rested on the 7th. 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: Yes, 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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Soundtracks

For Me... Formidable
Music by Charles Aznavour
Lyrics by Jacques Plante
Performed by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Unexpected
19 December 2008 | by nihilisticChildSee 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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