Seven Pounds

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 15+

Melancholy Will Smith film is too intense for younger kids.

PG-13 2008 123 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 20 reviews

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age 16+

Amazing, Inspirational Drama

This movie is so intense, powerful, and well worth how emotional it will most likely make you feel. Seven Pounds is arguably Will Smith's best performance, he fully became this character and portrayed him so well. It's a great depiction of a well-rounded character done right. This movie has a lot of dramatic and intense scenes that may upset a child but not be too much for a teenager. The movie starts off with a mam announcing to 911 that he is committing suicide so some may not want to watch this movie if that is a painful subject for them. But the reason for his suicide is not self-centered or overly terrible. It is, in fact, self-less. There is some making out but no vivid depiction of sex. You do see a couple taking off their clothes but no real nudity is show by clever camera work. Seven Pounds is a movie I think everyone should see at least once. It is full of good people and reasons to live and be happy with your life. But be warned, you're gonna cry A LOT so maybe watch it by yourself so you can sob with no judgment!

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age 15+

Reviewer Missed Something

I found this movie an emotional roller coaster. Well acted by a fine cast (Will Smith, Rosario Dawson & Woody Harrelson). It grabs the viewer from the start as you wonder why Will Smith's character is visiting these people. Why? What happened to him? What is he hoping to accomplish. If you're an older person (like me lol) you've probably encounter some of these experiences yourself or know of someone who has. That will make the movie an even more positive experience. I came away from the movie, moved by the emotions it touched. Not one to give away anything, I can just say the 90+ minutes of this fine film is a journey worth taking. I take issue with one critic here who said that they had an issue with Will Smith's character "moping" through the entire film. Given the circumstances/actions of his character, what did you expect from him? Cartwheels down Main Street ?

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