I’m gonna let the cat out of the bag on this right now; this movie is fantastic and I strongly recommend you watch it, unless you’re only into action movies and such.
Seven Pounds is a movie up along side, or even better, than Pass It On (Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt) and almost – in my eyes and in this genre of movies – as good as The Shawshank Redemption (number #1 on the Top 250 IMDb list of all time).
Seven Pounds really touched me like only very few other movies ever did, including the two above mentioned movies.
Will Smith is always a great actor and he does really well in this movie. I think I can safely say, without too many spoilers, that Will Smiths character carries a great secret in Seven Pounds and he is looking for seven people for which he can greatly improve their lifes. And it’s not just a matter of giving them money, it’s far more than that.
This is one of those movies that makes you – or me, at least – think about life and appreciate it just a little bit more.
In general, I try to be as helpful and friendly towards others as I possibly can, but I’m also always keeping my guard up, because there’s so many people out there just trying to take advantage of you. What Will Smiths character did in this movie was really something!
I wish I could do the same for other people, just not as extreme – but who knows, maybe one day…
I actually thought this movie was from 2009 as it said so on Apple TV where I rented it, but according to the Internet Movie Database, it’s from 2008 – maybe it was made in 2008 but released for rental/DVD in 2009.
Have you watched Seven Pounds yet? What did you think of it? Comments are below 🙂