Film review – Seven Pounds (2008)

7 January 2009

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.

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