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Seven Pounds movie review

Updated on June 15, 2022
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Seven Pounds Movie Review

SEVEN POUNDS MOVIE REVIEW photo credit: .  Will Smith stars in Seven Pounds the movie.
SEVEN POUNDS MOVIE REVIEW photo credit: . Will Smith stars in Seven Pounds the movie.

Seven Pounds movie review


Seven Pounds the movie is a movie that stars movie actor Will Smith as movie character Ben Thomas, an officer with the Internal Revenue Service (or so we are to assume). In Seven Pounds the movie, Ben Thomas appears cynical and jaded. In the opening movie scene of the movie Seven Pounds, Ben Thomas is outright cruel.

  • It turns out that the character Ben Thomas in Seven Pounds the movie has taken it upon himself to test the character of others.
  • Are they good people?
  • Are they "slow to react in anger" when he insults them?
  • What is the reason that he is judging these people?
  • Well, it is to determine whether they are deserving. But, deserving of what?
  • What can Ben Thomas provide to enrich their lives?

Two among the people in Seven Pounds the movie are the character Ezra, played by actor Woody Harrelson and the character Emily, played by actress Rosario Dawson.

For the majority of the running time of the film, Seven Pounds the movie (1hr,58min), Will Smith's character is under the guise of a 'big brother is watching' role with the IRS.

  1. He pretends that what he can provide is a financial pardon from the IRS, to take monetary burdens away.
  2. One such person to fail the test is a nursing home administrator deemed responsible for patient neglect.

In Seven Pounds the movie, as Will Smith's character Ben Thomas continues on his quest to find richly deserving people, he does provide help with finances for some but so much more than that for all.


Seven Pounds movie

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Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas provides love, consideration, shelter, protection and life. He feels it is his duty to correct former tragedy in his life and the lives of others. The way he goes about it all is an ultimate awful tragedy that (with the exception of an occasional sniffle) silences a theater full of moviegoers. To say anything more would be a huge spoiler.

I give Seven Pounds the movie 4/5 stars****

Seven Pounds the movie is Rated PG-13. Screenplay by Grant Nieporte. Directed by Gabriele Muccino (The Pursuit of Happyness). Co-produced by Gabriele Muccino & Will Smith

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Will Smith and Rosario Dawson act together in Seven Pounds movie

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Rosario Dawson in Seven Pounds movie

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Michael Ealy , another actor whose work I like, gives a strong performance as Ben's brother in Seven Pounds movie

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You can also watch a trailer for Seven Pounds movie below

A memorable movie

This movie plot is tragic and memorable. You will really remember watching this sad and disturbing movie long after you have seen it.

You're going to remember this one

The Seven Pounds movie plot is tragic and memorable.

1. Interview with Will Smith / Will Smith discusses Seven Pounds the movie

2. Will Smith interviewed, regarding Seven Pounds the movie

3. Seven Pounds - Will Smith - Rosario Dawson - Interview

Seven Pounds the movie

4 stars for Seven Pounds the movie

© 2011 Nyesha Pagnou MPH


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