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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 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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Ben
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Dan
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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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Stewart Goodman
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Dr. Briar
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George's Doctor
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Holly
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Susan
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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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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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$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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'Tom Hanks' auditioned for the role of Ben. See more »

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It's very unlikely that Ezra would wait for an eye transplant. Eyes are not connected to the blood stream, so eye donors don't need to be matched as closely as other organ donors. Eye donors give only corneas; whole eye transplantation is not common yet. Cornea donation is sort of like replacing a windshield. People who are born blind or have blindness due to an inner-eye problem (which causes most blindness) cannot be cured by cornea donations. 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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References The Legend of 1900 (1998) See more »

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I Don't Know
Written by Brook Benton and Bobby Stevenson
Performed by Ruth Brown
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Best Will Smith Drama Yet........truly moving!
25 December 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Great frigging film.

Let me put that more eloquently.....frigging fantastic.

I was really moved by this work.

It was touching on so many levels.

and the acting and performances were nuanced, layered and authentic.

from all players.

really, really great work that brought tears to my eyes...more than once.

I won't go into the plot of the film. Just see it. The less you know the better.

Will Smith's best work to date. The man has so truly grown and CONTINUES to grow as an artist (and human being) - that's the part that really amazes me.

Excellent work by Mr. Will Smith. (and Rosario and Woody Harrelson and Barry Pepper, et al...)


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