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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Gabriele Muccino

Writer:

Grant Nieporte
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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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Drama

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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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Banana peel makes good fertilizer because it's rich in potassium. The box jellyfish can be deadly because its venom causes a cellular deterioration that makes the cells leak potassium, which can lead to cardiac arrest. See more »

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Ben puts his car in "park", but it rolls a few feet before stopping. That is normal for a car with an automatic transmission; put into "park," it will roll a little to take up slack in the transmission. 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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Que Sera Sera (Whatever Will Be Will Be)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Sly and the Family Stone (as Sly & The Family Stone)
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Definitely worth seeing!!
17 December 2008 | by datdudesketchSee all my reviews

I don't give out 10 stars easily unless it's a film that can keep me guessing. A film that will make me want to see it through to the end, not because I paid hard earned cash, but because I truly care about the characters and where they're going to end up. If you like me, then you're going to want to see this one.

Will Smith has always been an interesting actor for me. I watch everything he does because I'm a huge fan. I must admit that the idea of him playing another heartbroken, distanced from the world individual (Hancock, I am Legend) made me a little annoyed, but this one was a home run. The character Ben Thomas is such a mystery that you want to know what he plans to do; for others, for himself, etc. As the story unfolds, so does his intentions and not in a really simplistic way. He's a complex person, but not so much that he aggravates me. He's intriguing.

The connection between Will Smith and Rosario Dawson is so well done and so believable. This is how it's supposed to be done. There's a chemistry in their acting that I haven't seen in about 10 years or so. I'm not exaggerating. I haven't seen too many films where the chemistry is genuine; kudos to the both of them.

It is very touching and sad, yet heartwarming. Geez, did I say that? I walked away from this one feeling good. That's what it is in the end. A feel good movie.


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Language:

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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Seven Pounds See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,851,136, 21 December 2008

Gross USA:

$69,951,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$169,748,929
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2.35 : 1
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