Every now and then an ambitious film comes along that turns out to be a complete misfire. Seven Pounds is one of those films. Seven Pounds reunites actor Will Smith with director Gabriele Muccino after they so successfully collaborated on the terrific 2006 drama The Pursuit of Happyness. Smith is a capable dramatic actor and Muccino is a strong director who also has the Italian hit The Last Kiss (L’Ultimo bacio) to his name. While the biggest weakness with this film is its script, neither Smith nor Muccino do much to help.
Writer/director Gabriele Muccino’s The Last Kiss (L’Ultimo bacio) was one of the biggest box-office hits and most acclaimed films in Italy last year. The comedy-drama tells the stories of several relationships that are in various stages of crisis, including a middle-aged woman who has finally decided to leave her romantically neglectful husband, and their recently pregnant daughter whose insecure boyfriend is contemplating an affair with an eighteen-year old school girl.