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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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19 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Will Smith's character stays at the Travel Inn in Los Angeles, CA. The same hotel was used in Memento (2000). See more »

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In her print shop, Emily prints a card on her letterpress to show Ben. Without inking her press, she produces a three-color piece in one pass. In reality, each color would require a separate pass, the press would need to be inked up before each pass, and cleaned after. 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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.12 (2009) See more »

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For Me Formidable
Written by Charles Aznavour, Gene Lees, Jacques Plante and G. Calabrese
Performed by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Made me cry!!! Movie I can't forget!!!
19 December 2008 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Seven Pounds follows the story of Ben Thomas, an IRS agent on a mission to redeem himself from a haunting secret. We follow him on his mission to seek out seven strangers in desperate need of help. Ben's plans are complicated when he meets and falls in love with Emily (Rosario Dawson), a young woman with a terminal heart condition. Italian director Gabriele Muccino brilliantly pieces together a tragic modern day Shakespearian love story, weaving between the present day and glimpses into the dark past. Seven Pounds is not a kick back and zone out film, you have to work as an audience member to put all the pieces together. The more you allow your mind to work in this film, the more you will get out of it.


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