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.
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…
Confidently made and mildly intriguing, Seven Pounds is certainly a watchable film. Unfortunately, it is built around it's twist ending and has nothing to offer prior to that. The director accomplished what he wanted with the ending. But effective discomfort isn't enough to warrant an engaging film. It's not much more than an emotionally draining ending to a rather simple story. And for that, I can't say i'd touch this thing again.
This is genuinely one of the most powerful films that I have ever seen, and it breaks my heart with every viewing.
Seven Pounds tells an emotionally complex story about one man's journey of redemption, concluding with a dramatic impact that, whilst you are in some ways prepared for it, will tear you apart. However, I haven't read many good reviews for this film on Letterboxd so far, which is shocking as I saw the film in the cinema with a group of boys and we all cried. I guess it isn't for everybody, but I find it incredibly underrated and is it one of my favourite films, and one of few that I can watch over and over again…
Will Smith cries for a bit.
On Angelo Milli’s soundtrack to this movie, there’s a track called Requiem. My guess is it’s likely to provoke one of two reactions: eyes rolling at the cheesiness of it all, or eyes closed for the whole 9 minutes 49 seconds of its duration, admiring the pathos and the beauty.
Perhaps it’ll be the same with the entire movie. You might look at it as one of Will Smith’s misplaced “I guess I should try to be an actor once in a while” moments, an embarrassing exercise in emotional manipulation where sanctimoniousness is mixed with sentimentalism just about as subtle as Smith stopping that locomotive in the same year’s Hancock.
Or you will see it as a beautiful fairytale celebrating…
Ben, (Will Smith) I know you feel guilt and you want to make things right again, but you are doing it wrong! Why are you behaving and acting the way you do? Come on man I can think of seven easier less painful ways to save lives.
Is Seven Pounds hokey and manipulative melodrama? You bet your ass it is. Did I still find it at least watchable, you bet your ass I did. Starring Will Smith, and directed by Pursuit of Happiness director Gabriele Mucciono, Seven Pounds tries to repeat the tear jerking formula the Pursuit of Happiness gave and while Seven Pounds doesn't always work, there still is something about the film that at least kept me interested.
Part of what makes Seven Pounds unique is how little the audience is given. We see Tim Thomas(Will Smith) going around helping random people from a blind pianist(Woody Harrelson) to a beautiful woman with a heart condition(Rosario Dawson) who may or may not become Tim's lover. Yet…
Complete and utter dreck. Next to unwatchable, in addition to being extremely predictable. There is about 2 minutes of story packed into 2 hours. Avoid at all costs.
Throughout Will Smith’s career his roles have changed dramatically. From the early days as the comedic ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ to the dynamic, down – but not out, Christopher Gardner in 2006′s ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’. He displays his versatility as an actor in an attempt to avoid getting stuck in a rut, not wanting to portray similar characters in every film despite the fact that he seems to constantly play the father figure as of late. Perhaps to bring his children into the spotlight? An admirable but undesirable trait as it often comes across as forced.
Following the critical success of ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’ comes ‘Seven Pounds’. Another film about a man who seeks personal betterment. When Ben…
Truly inspiring, say what you want to say about Will Smith, but he is an inspiring persona both inside and outside the big screen. (minus some not-so-good performances)
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Will smith u r awesome .. Rosario Dawson u made it perfect
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