Seven Pounds

(USA, 2008, 119 minutes)

A tax inspector carrying a dark secret becomes a guardian angel to a group of Los Angelenos down in their luck and falls in love with one of them, a young woman suffering from a congenital heart condition. Three-handkerchief star weepie with a rather convoluted plot, reuniting the star and director of The Pursuit of Happyness; it works thanks to the smart, exquisite handling.

Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media, an Overbrook Entertainment/Escape Artists production. Starring Will Smith; Rosario Dawson, Michael Ealy; with Barry Pepper; and Woody Harrelson. Directed by Gabriele Muccino; produced by Todd Black, James Lassiter, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Will Smith; written by Grant Nieporte; music by Angelo Milli; director of photography (DeLuxe, Panavision), Philippe le Sourd; production designer, J. Michael Riva; costume designer, Sharen Davis; film editor, Hughes Winborne.


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