Will Smith seeks redemption in "Seven Pounds"

Dec 17, 2008
Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson) causes Ben Thomas (Will Smith) to alter his plans in the movie Seven Pounds.

From the director of the Oscar-nominated drama The Pursuit of Happyness and two-time Academy Award® nominee Will Smith comes Seven Pounds, the stirring and emotionally suspenseful tale of a man with a haunting secret. He 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. But what Ben Thomas (Smith) never expects is that he will fall in love with one of the strangers--and that it is she who will start to change him.

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 reveals the connections that tie human fates together in surprising ways.

It begins with a list of seven names: Ben Thomas, 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 changes his view of the world and what is possible.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino, the film also stars Barry Pepper, Woody Harrelson and introducing Connor Cruise.

Opening soon across the Philippines, Seven Pounds is distributed by Columbia Pictures, local office of Sony Pictures Releasing International.

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