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Ben is an IRS agent who is deeply depressed and guilt-ridden over mistakes from his past. He sets out in his job to help seven strangers. When he meets Emily, a beautiful woman with a heart condition, he falls in love with her, thereby complicating his plans.
Drama - This is a dark, downbeat, tearjerker inspirational drama aimed at
adult moviegoers. Fans of Will Smith's lighter and more
action-oriented films may not go with this change of pace.
Sensuality and dark subject matter make the film inappropriate for
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Seven Pounds is an interesting experiment in Oscar-baiting but, while it may make viewers cry, it doesn't achieve its loftier aims.
Roger EbertFull Review Good I am fascinated by films that observe a character who is behaving precisely, with no apparent motivation. A good actor brings such a role into focus, as Will Smith does in the enigmatically titled 'Seven Pounds.'
USA TodayFull Review Above Average While it doesn't break any new ground or provide any revelations, Seven Pounds is unabashedly emotional and cautiously hopeful. It's the feel-good movie for these feel-bad times.
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Based on a theater exit polling of 145 moviegoers:
TEENS:Both males and females LOVED "SEVEN POUNDS." Everyone rated it very high. Highly Recommended!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Three-quarters of both males and females enjoyed "Seven Pounds" very much. Most rated it extremely high. Just a few rated it somewhat low, which happens on just about every movie. Highly Recommended!
ADULTS:For adults these are GREAT REVIEWS! Over half truly loved "Seven Pounds." Another quarter enjoyed it very much. Most of the rest rated it average with just a few rating it low. Very Highly Recommended!