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Summer 2008

Seven Pounds (2008) movie review

Dark Gifts

A quiet agent of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service is trying to make the right decisions. He has the power to ease the financial worries of a person being investigated, or to wield an immediate demand.

As he moves from one appointment to another he shows his compassion.

What is it that causes him to practice large and small acts of mercy?

As Seven Pounds unfolds we learn more about Ben Thomas (Will Smith) and to a lesser extent those he is trying to help.

Thomas has a secret purpose and a hidden past driving it.

Movie poster, Seven Pounds; Festivale film review

Movie poster, Seven Pounds; Festivale film review

Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret.

As he is drawn into the life of Emila (Rosario Dawson), the audience wonders, will she draw him out of his?

The story unfolds gracefully, involving the audience in Thomas' world and making them care about his decisions and his fate.

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by Ali Kayn
Due for Australian release 8 Jan 2009
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Title: Seven Pounds (2008)
Written by: Grant Nieporte
Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
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The Players: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson,

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