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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Stewart Goodman
Dr. Briar
George's Doctor
Connie's Daughter


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 | Romance

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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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete almas  »

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Box Office


$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$69,951,824 (USA) (23 January 2009)

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Did You Know?


Will Smith joined the project as star and producer in June 2006, while director Gabriele Muccino followed more than a year later in September 2007. As for Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson, they both came on board in December 2007. See more »


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 »


[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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Written by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley
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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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