2h 3min | Drama | Release Date: 16.01.2009
It begins with a list of seven names: Ben Thomas (Will Smith), Holly Apelgren, Connie Tepos, George Ristuccia, Nicholas Adams, Ezra Turner and Emily Posa. The only thing they share in common are that each has reached a turning point and is in dire need of help, from financial to spiritual to medical – and unbeknownst to them, Ben has carefully chosen each to be part of his plan of redemption. But it is Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson), a lively cardiac patient, who throws a wrench into the works as she does the one thing Ben thought impossible – grows close to him – and that it is she who will start to change him.
From the director of The Pursuit of Happyness and Will Smith comes the stirring and emotionally suspenseful tale of a man with a haunting secret who sets out to redeem himself by drastically changing the lives of seven total strangers. Once his plan is set in motion, nothing can alter it. Or so he thinks. A gripping mystery and surprising love story, Seven Pounds asks provocative questions about life and death, regret and forgiveness, strangers and friendship, love and redemption – and pursues the connections that tie human fates together in surprising ways. The film stars Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy, with Barry Pepper and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Gabriele Muccino.