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…
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.
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…
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Who can argue with the selfless nobility of Will Smith? Not many people is the correct answer. Will Smith is one of the very few actors to begin life on TV and trangress to films, both comedic and serious with what seems like effortless ease. And maybe despite Wild Wild West, I struggle to think of a film where I didnt like Will Smith.
Seven Pounds works first time round, and the impact is outstanding. It loses something on a second viewing, but I've seen this at least 4 times now and still enjoy it. The reason, is the subject matter and seeing Will Smith battle himself racked with guilt and demons. Its very hard to write about this without…
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There are very few films that will envoke such a negative and visceral reaction from me as this self-important, self-grandizing, incoherent piece of shit does.
It's really hard for me to put into words why I hate this movie so much. It's not that it's technically not well made. It's not spectacular but it is average at least. The cinematography is okay. The music is sappy but suits the subject of the film well. The editing can be a bit jarring at times, but for the most part it holds together.
The story of this film is where everything goes pear-shaped. It's hard to write out these things without spoiling everything, but the film does that itself within the first…
Fantastic premise.. Slow burn. I thought the pacing was all wrong, the soundtrack weird. Great performances, though, and like I said; the premise is great.
Sad, beautiful, brilliant. Movie that everyone should watch.
Aunque tiene algunas historias que cuentan bastante con poco, y emocionan (el ciego, la maltratada, la anciana...), las dos importantes no atrapan. Las intenciones se adivinan en seguida por muy críptico que quiera ser el guión, algo que hace que no conectes con el personaje.
Redención, remordimiento, culpa. Pero de forma manipuladora y melodramática. Lloré, sí. Pero vamos, que no.
A PUNCH IN MY FACE WOULD HURT LESS
what a tear-jerker. this is on all accounts, just a good movie. makes you feel real sad but real good at the same time. this is good proof of how Will Smith used to be in decent movies.
Scavenger Hunt 4! (29/30) "A film featuring a character whom received a transplant!": letterboxd.com/milo123/list/milo123s-scavenger-hunt-4-scavenger-world/.
"I was planning on dying here."
"Then you'll have to pay in advance!"
I remember watching half of this movie a while back but never got around to finish it so when I saw it on Netflix UK and found out that It fit the requirements of this Challenge, I thought I'd give Seven Pounds another shot, even though it's not the sort of movie that I usually watch, it has an impressive cast featuring the likes of Will Smith (who's nearly always reliable), Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson and Michael Ealy (why did Almost Human have to be cancelled again? Frakk you, Fox), but unfortunatley never…
A weird movie. Smith is pretty good but he's slightly off at times. It really feels like they wanted to go everywhere and can't settle on a decent tone. It reaches way higher than it really should - doesn't have enough to back it up.
Film #22 of Scavenger Hunt 4
Task 29. A film featuring a character whom received a transplant
Entiendo porque muchos odian está película. Pero por alguna razón, no me puedo unir a ese coro. Will Smith interpreta a un hombre con un secreto, haciendo cosas secretas para cambiarle la vida a un grupo de personas para expiar sus pecados.
Will Smith fue el Rey de la Comedia, siempre lo vi como un comediante, así que me lleve una sorpresa al ver que en realidad también podía actuar en drama y, para mi gusto, hacerlo bien.
Los temas que se manejan, en especial la redención, apelan a algo inherente en mi alma. Yo, siendo escritor, busco cosas que me provoquen pensar en esos dilemas de la vida, como el que el personaje de Tim enfrentó al final.
Me gustó, pero por alguna razón, desearía no haberla visto.
Film # 7 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task # 29. A film featuring a character whom received a transplant!
Though it's not Will Smith's worst movie, it's definitely his most unsettling, most unpleasant and most unexplained movie. In Seven Pounds, his character's backstory is that he caused a multi-car crash that kills his fiancée, as well as six other strangers. In order to seek redemption, he plans to kill himself so his own vital organs can be donated to seven strangers in need. On top of the lack of explanation and logic in the story, Will's character comes off as a mean-spirited jerk. In the opening, he verbally berates a blind man over the phone. Now there are a few good performances from Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson. However, this movie could've done better with its main character.
Reccomendation: Only if you're a Will Smith fan.
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