Who cares about your favourite 100 films when your most hated 100 is far more interesting and illuminating. If I…
Seven names. Seven strangers. One secret.
An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
A bland would-be tearjerker which attempts to challenge utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. There's no doubt that Seven Pounds is well-acted by its two leads, but the film is contrived and way too over-manipulative.
I already passionately despised the previous Smith-Muccino collaboration, Pursuit of Happyness, but I was willing to write it off as that one dud every director has. However, having just seen what has to be one of the most self-important pieces of incoherent twaddle of all time, I am certain that my relationship with Muccino is more than just off to a bad start. My policy of trying my best to avoid reading about a film before going into has often provided to be a pleasing practice but it's in times like this I deeply regret doing so. By the IMDb synopsis alone I already would've been prepared to hate this:
“A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary…
An emotionally manipulative piece of shit.
Do I really have to say anything else?
Oh wait, I do.
My cousin was wrong about Will Smith's character. I knew that Will Smith would play a jerk.
Well this is certainly a long, painful, and tragic look at a man's selflessness, except I'm not describing Seven Pounds, I'm describing my sacrificial experience watching Seven Pounds.
Following the last days of a man set on helping the lives of seven people, Seven Pounds advertises itself as an inspirational look at redemption and selflessness in a cruel world. But Seven Pounds has an insulting double nature to it, considering this is exactly the kind of story and heartless manipulation used to win Oscars. No matter the motivation though, Seven Pounds is still a big dumb failure.
Take for example Will Smith, known for playing charming, relatable, and likeable characters he is awkwardly cast as his complete opposite. A man…
Installment in my Actor Arc Challenge
Despite this being released about 6 years ago I still didn't know what was going to unfold. I had a vague idea but nothing concrete. I didn't talk long, however, for me to actually figure the whole thing out. I know this isn't a mystery film or something like that but it would've been nice if the whole thing wasn't obvious around half way in.
For some reason a lot of people don't like Will Smith. He's not my favorite but I do think he's a good actor. He may be a diva off-screen but on-screen I don't think I've ever been disappointed with his work. Seven Pounds is no different.
The relationship that…
Came into this movie expecting Pursuit of Happiness 2, what I got was suicidal Will Smith falling in Love with Clerks 2 manager.
This film is beautiful and heartbreaking for all the right reasons, each theme is executed perfectly as well as the story is told.
I had know idea why people would hate this film so much. Probably because I'm not white. The movie sure is a cliche, but so are the rest of Hollywood. Such low rating is in no way the reflection of quality.
The pace is a little slow, but it adds to the agony of the main character. Although I knew the ending, it still takes me by surprise. I had no idea what he did, and why. The music is beautiful and cinematography is gorgeous.
I really don't understand the bad reviews. Ive recommended this movie to everybody. And I still cry listening to Crisis.
Gripping, heart-wrenching drama. Beautifully acted by all concerned. Recommended.
Heavy on the romantic gesture, light on the connection to it's characters. The music is stunning and a classically feel-good film but otherwise forgettable. Gave me a fuzzy feeling inside though, which isn't all bad.
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84 people submitted their choices for Letterboxd's Worst Films of All Time poll!
They've been compiled, and here they are!…
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- Gone In Sixty Seconds
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