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Seven Pounds (2008)

 -  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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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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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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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA)  »

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Siete almas  »

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Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,565,949 (UK) (16 January 2009)

Gross:

£5,200,225 (UK) (6 February 2009)
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Trivia

In addition to sharing director Gabriele Muccino and star/producer Will Smith, this film and The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) have no less than thirty other cast and crew members in common, many of them in key positions (such as casting, editing, costume design, production design, etc...). See more »

Goofs

When Ezra answers Ben's call at work, in a close-up you can see the contact lenses used to make him appear blind. 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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I don't think i ever been this moved by a movie....Magnificent
3 January 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

This movie... is amazing. Not even watching "The green mile" and "Million dollar baby" did i get the same feeling i do off this. This is truly a masterpiece.

I wont go in to detail about the movie, since there is already a lot of comments here to get that information. No, i wright this comment ( my first ever) because i wanted to express myself. This is my new favorite movie, and if you don't go see it, you misses out one a truly amazing experience. I think i cried to 1 movie before, not a lot of crying, but still and that was green mile. But this.. this movie got me crying for real. The sacrifice Ben (will smith) makes in this movie is truly a gift for the people he does it too. I don't think i said to much to spoil anything, i hope not, cause that will be me taken the joy out of what is a amazing movie.

Now, after you read this, you should go buy this movie (when it comes on DVD), and watch it. And treasure it, and maybe it will bring something to your life, as it has to mine.

Love Tais.


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