This film is a critically important love story and equally as devastating film, told in one of the most unusual but powerfully touching ways I have ever seen. Few films give me pause, and even fewer cause me to break into tears several times. From the flawless acting to the magnificent script and heartbreaking score, "Seven Pounds" is a film that everybody must see. Competing for my favorite film spot of all time.
Emotionally manipulative bullshit! Crap, crap, crap, crap, crap... Great acting all around, terrible story, okay direction... This movie felt like a lifetime channel reject that got way too much talent connected to a story that's trying to fake you out... Crap!
It's not a good thing when one falls asleep 3 times during a film and can still pick the ending about 40 minutes from the end. It's also a bad sign when the film takes an interminable time to get there. Smith, outstanding in the unfairly maligned, I Am Legend, fails to show anything more than hammish tempestuous here and he's failed miserably by his director, Muccino, who brings nothing of any substance to the table.