Posted by : Ruby Escalona Monday, February 9, 2009

Last Friday, I got a chance to watch "Seven Pounds" starring Will Smith & Rosario Dawson.



Below are my musings on the movie without giving away too much spoilers.

What if you made a mistake, a mistake that you cannot undo? What would you do?

This is exactly what Will Smith faced when he was involved in an accident that had killed 7 people, including his beloved wife.
Once a promising engineer, he had turned his back on his successful life, and took the identity of his sick brother, an IRS agent, to help find people that he would help... by donating his organs to those who need them the most.
His plans suddenly come to a halt when he fell in love with one of the people that he wanted to help [played by Rosario Dawson].

*****

Such a sad, sad movie. Imagine having to live with that accident on your shoulders, thinking that your mistake ended the life of others who may have had so much more potential, a future to look out to.

I personally wouldn't do what he did in the end of the movie, but hey, it's his choice.

The movie was not presented in a normal manner -- it goes backwards and forwards. Forwards in a sense that the present is presented from past to present; while the past has been presented as a flashback -- where the most recent event happened, and the initial cause of the accident has been at the end of the movie.

I would definitely give this movie a rating of 3.5/5.

You could opt to watch it on the movie cinemas, but if you could catch it on a DVD, then feel free to do so.

Personally, with the sky-rocketing prices of movie tickets, it's best to choose movies that you'd want to watch on the big screens, which, in my preference refers to those big, blockbuster action movies that you would die not to watch without the surround sound.

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