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.
One of the top 10 movies of 2008. I am a big fan of Will Smith, but was a little disappointed with Hancock last year. This time Will Smith was great in Seven Pounds playing an IRS agent who seems to be doing a lot of people several favors for no apparent reason. Several critics found this movie slow and boring, but I never felt bored in this film and found it a very interesting melodrama. Seven Pounds grabbed my attention from the opening scene and I found myself trying to figure out what was going on. Halfway through the movie I kind of figured out where everything was leading too but that didnt ruin the movie for me because…
Will Smith once again turns out an equally heartbreaking and charismatic performance as Ben Thomas.
Åååh, sikke en rørende og barsk film!! Den fungerer utroligt godt og bindes helt vildt fint sammen! Skæbnerne i filmen og hovedpersonens livshjælp i disse kan ikke andet end at sætte sig dybt i én. Historiens plot er uventet og effektivt, og selv om filmen er sørgelig, er den smuk og tankevækkende samtidig. Will Smith spiller blændende, og Woody Harrelson som blind mand spiller også hjerteskærende. Denne film er en must-see, som fungerer bedst første gang, men nok godt kan ses igen sammen med nogen, som ikke har set den, så man får glæden ved at observere deres ansigtsudtryk, som filmen skrider frem.
An alright movie that isn't emotional nor memorable.
The director and Oscar-nominated lead of the inspiring, quietly affecting financial drama The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) reunite for another well-meaning, if this time very somber, dull and unengaging psychological drama about another down-on-his-luck character trying to set things right. Carrying around a pained expression of quiet anguish, overdone awkwardness and cloying sentimentality, Will Smith delivers a disappointingly one-note turn in the underwritten part of a guilt-tripping trauma victim seeking redemption by helping random citizens of L.A..
He shares some promising onscreen chemistry with romantic interest Rosario Dawson in another less than credibly drawn role. And he gets to touch base with a solid supporting cast featuring the likes of Barry Pepper and Woody Harrelson, whose considerable talents get squandered…
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.
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