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Seven Pounds

Seven Pounds
Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Barry Pepper

Rated: PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality
Reviewed by: Chris  
Release date: Deceber 19, 2008 Released by: Columbia TriStar

Will Smith, paired again with his Pursuit Of Happyness director Gabriele Muccino, plays troubled character Ben Thomas. He's a very wealthy IRS agent who tracks down seven needy strangers to help.

We aren't quite sure why he has embarked on this mission. Could it be to clear his conscience, or to right a wrong, we are not really sure. In fact, there's a lot that is murky about this presentation, even after viewing the film I had to think about what happened and why.

Even Smith's character is uneven, he changes from a caring person to a mean, belittling one with little cause.

It appears that the on-going rivalry with young son Jaden Smith, who stars in The Day The Earth Stood Still with Jennifer Connelly and Keanu Reeves, has a clear winner. They playfully argue over box office receipts, but after viewing this film, there's no contest!

Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson co-star as two recipients of Smith's mission.

Smith is such a pleasant actor to watch, it's a waste of his time and ours to star in such a disappointing, silly film.

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