21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Well worth watching,
This review is from: Seven Pounds [DVD]  (DVD)
It's quite difficult to review `Seven Pounds' without giving any of the story away but it stars Will Smith in a more serious role than his usual blockbuster outings, this time as Ben, an IRS agent who is depressed and guilt-ridden about mistakes from his past. He sets out to make amends by helping seven strangers. When he meets Emily (Rosario Dawson), a beautiful woman with a heart condition, he falls in love with her, thereby complicating his plans.
I had read a lot of average reviews of this so wasn't expecting much but I actually really enjoyed this film. The acting from the whole cast was excellent, particularly from Rosario Dawson who played the woman suffering from a heart problem and also from Woody Harrelson who played the blind guy, which I think is actually one of the best performances I've ever seen him in. Will Smith is also very good and plays a lot more darker character than he usually does, which really showed off the extents of his acting talents. The story was a little hard to follow at first (I had no idea what was going on for the first hour of the movie, to be honest) but once it is explained later on it does all make sense and becomes a very rewarding watch.
Overall this isn't the best film I've seen this year but is definitely one I'd recommend watching. It is quite down-beat but is equally heart-warming near the end, so is well worth sticking with if you don't "get" it straight away.