Mar 1, 2012

Seven Pounds, 2008

Seven Pounds, 2008
Director: Gabrielle Muccino
Cast: Rosario Dawson, Will Smith, Woody Harrelson

Stage: Home Theatre

Seven Pounds in short
: Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him.

Preps: Want to see this again. I know it was hidden in my heart, the feeling for this piece.

Reality: One of the more beautiful pieces lately. What we wouldn't do to releave the sins that are stubbornly waiting on our heads and are embedded in our souls. The power of guilt can rock mountains, I am sure. This piece is worth seeing in any possible aspect. The story is a solid, good one. Hits you like a rock in the middle of the day. It could happen in your own backyard, both sides. The one that seeks redemption and the one where you need help and there is someone giving you something.
Seven people Will Smith tags to help must be worth his help or things he will do for them. Therefore he tests them and in some cases he's pretty harsh. But the stories he is following are breathtaking and conquer your heart in no time. You just feel samaritan yourself, trying to figure out how he's going to help them (and even more important, why). What is the hard story he needs to live with? You eventually get the answer and it is even worse than you expected. But to give away your body, is so.. really devine. Even makes you think beyond the real expectations one would have from himself and trying to make something better for people you know. I for sure wanted to do something good in the middle of watching this piece, yet alone at the end.
The story is so powerful that it doesn't need any extras, no harsh scenography, no special effects, just the hard truth these lives revealed while I was watching.
The "falling in love" is expected, yet played brilliantly. At first I thought it was going to ruin everything because everything following from that point would be submissive to this love he finds. Turns out people that are condemned to death a bit premature and are supposed to be ready to die every day that comes along (because of a disease) are more willing to forgive lies, deception, etc. Refreshing and really beautiful to the soul. As the whole movie.

Strong recommendation. But do not watch it if you are already depressed. It really made my soul cry.

My personal rating: 8,0
(solid, strong piece, worth seeing and thinking about good things and spirit you need to keep to feel alive and to be appreciated).

Seven Pounds on IMDB

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