Lately he has taken so eagerly to roles predicated on heroism and world-saving self-sacrifice — see and — that you may wonder if he has a messiah clause in his contract. And therein lies the rub. I can't even talk about its title. The movie seven pounds is and should be considered Will Smith at his best. Having never met before, Emily is fixated on Ezra's eyes, knowing they belonged to Tim. When is okay to love again? He holds on to the bath tub railing and screams in pain with dramatic music playing in the backround as if this is a tough but wise descison for him. It is too grand and pure for that.
His motivation then shifts from self-hatred to sacrificial love. The story could have been the same, if he would have had an accident …or something else? That night, after being beaten by her boyfriend again, Connie contacts Tim. So consider this a significant spoiler warning. No one reviews movies like you do. Because there is no amount of good he could ever do that could accomplish that. At times the movie moved a bit slow for me and my husband, and we started to get frustrated with it. Advertisement The Ebert Club is our hand-picked selection of content for Ebert fans.
I spit on these remarks in utter disgust. Performances follow suit, feeling too precise and metered. However, the fact of planning to give parts of his body and through an act of suicide clearly showed in the movie for about 5 to 10 mins. If they had received his heart and eyes due to his death caused by an accident, or something beyond his control, it would have been different. But when you start thinking of movie it makes you sad. Watching actor Topher Grace Pastor Jason Noble change up his lines mid stride during taping to make it better.
To tiptoe softly around the issues raised by Seven Pounds would be to spend eight or 10 pages trying to explain things. Thanks for all of your research and persistence in helping us navigate through stormy waters. Beyond its melodramatic overdrive, it also constitutes a choice that will no doubt offend many people of. Smith usually comes through, but watching him mope around for two hours is neither believable nor inspiring. In fact, one could say that the movie is about the healing power of love. Ben commits suicide by dumping a box jellyfish into the bathtub with him.
She has a congenital heart problem and the hospital has promised to page her if they find a donor. He meets her, tells her not to be weak, and gives her the keys and directions to his beach house. You have to confidently extend your heart with finality. But the other reason I was sad is that there was no mention what-so-ever about life after death. It was complex… like life… like the world.
We learn that he is an agent. My Ratings: Moral rating: Excellent! This movie is not for anyone struggling with depression. Me as a successful 19 year old entrepreneur who loves Jesus and touches many peoples lives, dead if I would have seen this movie two years ago! So many people mainly family members are hurt by suicide of their loved ones and that story was completely ignored. From the Christian perspective, of course, we understand that we can find redemption in Christ. The camera does focus on the top of Emily's breast and Ben's stomach—both of which are scarred from operations. Ben gives the ultimate sacrifice to save the lives of others, by laying down his life. She can sense his deep sadness.
Spoilers The synopsis below may give away important plot points. As a terrorized single mother, Carrillo jump-starts the movie during her brief screen time. Something that seems impossible to fix Ben Thomas tackled that feat. Life and death and personal sacrifice are all tied tightly into spiritual ideas. So since suicide is the complete opposite of that—and one of the many despicable tools of the enemy to ensnare more and more lost and vulnerable souls—why are movies that support and glamorize it being released? Meanwhile Ben seeks out other people to help them in a journey for redemption for what he did in the past. It is the ultimate act and denotes a lack of trust in God. Ben often tells those who are close to him that he loves them.
But then he starts to spend time with her, walking her Great Dane called Duke, weeding her garden, and fixing her rare Heidelberg Windmill press. Going in, all we know about Ben Smith is that something terrible has happened in his past, and that he feels responsible for it. Ezra receives Tim's corneas, which correct his blindness, and Emily receives his heart. He cares much more for others than he does for himself. We see the bruised face of a woman who has been beaten. Will's character was fallen; humans are fallen. In seven seconds, I shattered mine.
He can bend the rules on some cases. The main character was promoted as a loving, handsome, strong, amazing man who did something completely wonderful by killing himself for others. Others may feel that he is just a man trying to make up for his mistakes. All of a sudden John fell through the ice and was unable to get out. Will Smith plays a suicidal man who hates himself because he blames himself for a car accident that killed his wife and seven kids in a bus. I myself, in the last 10 years have suffered the loss of both my parents and a man who would have been my father-in-law, but he past away right before I married his daughter.