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Seven Pounds | 2008 | PG-13 | - 6.6.4

Will Smith stars as a man who's unable to deal with the death of the woman he loved and comes to terms with his pain by donating his organs to people who are struggling under the strain of life but remain good and decent people. Also with Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson, Michael Ealy, Robinne Lee, Tim Kelleher and Barry Pepper. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. [2:03]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and a woman kiss passionately, they remove their clothing (she is wearing a bra, we see his bare chest and abdomen, we see her shoulders and scars on his side and back and we see scars on her chest), they kiss, he lies on top of her and sex is implied -- we see them lying in bed covered with sheets later.
 A man and a woman hug and kiss in a restaurant. A man and a woman hug. A woman kisses a man on the cheek. A man and a woman dance, they hug and kiss.
 A man imagines a woman caressing his face and hand. A man caresses a woman's hair and face tenderly.
 A man picks a woman up and spins her around romantically. A man tries to flirt with a woman (she does not appear to be interested and walks away) and another man asks if he's going to ask her out. A man confesses to another man that he lied when they were younger about having had sex with a young woman that the other man was interested in. A woman tells a man "I used to be really hot."
 A man showers and we see his bare shoulders and the top of his chest, we then see his bare shoulders, chest and abdomen when he sits with a towel around his waist. We see female mannequins wearing bras and panties in a store display in the background of a scene. A man swims and we see him in trunks when he gets out of the ocean. A man wears a tank T-shirt (we see bare shoulders and arms). A woman's hospital gown slips off her shoulder (we see neck and part of her bare shoulder). A woman wears a low-cut top that reveals cleavage.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A jellyfish stings a man, we hear a buzz, the man twitches and thrashes, takes a breath and dies.
 We see flashbacks of a car accident that show cars flipping and rolling, passengers being thrown around (inside the cars) and a woman dead on the road with blood on and around her (we see these scenes a few times).
 Doctors harvest a heart out of a patient on an operating table (we see the heart held in a person's hand and we see blood and tissue); the heart is motionless and then it starts beating.
 A man undergoes a bone marrow extraction without anesthesia (we see the needle and the withdrawal capsule filled with fluid) and the man moans and grabs at linens on the surgical table.
 A woman trips and collapses striking her head and face hard on a stone walkway (no blood or bruising is shown). A man shoves another man back against a glass window and the glass cracks (the man holds his head, and no blood is visible). Two hockey players shove each other on the ice (they are stopped by the coach).
 A man is very rude and insulting to another man over the telephone, teasing him for being blind. A woman yells at a man and tells him to get out of her home. A man screams out of frustration. A doctor tells a woman that her heart is shutting down. We hear someone panting and making a 911 call to report a suicide. We hear about a woman being abused by her boyfriend and that he nearly killed her once and broke her ribs in another beating. A man talks about a boy jumping out of a tree and breaking his arm. A man talks about shattering his world. A woman says God is punishing her. A man says he thinks about dying every day. We hear that Great Danes have heart issues and a short life span. An IRS agent tells a woman that she owes $56,000 to the government and she becomes nervous and uncomfortable. We hear about the Box Jellyfish and that it is the deadliest creature on the planet.
 A woman sleeps in a hospital bed and is alarmed when she wakes up and thinks she saw a man in her room watching her. A woman is upset when a man feeds her dog meat and she says the dog is a vegetarian.
 We see several newspaper articles with photos of a car crash that killed seven people. A woman has a badly bruised cheek after a beating from a man. We see a woman in a hospital bed with oxygen and IVs a few times. A man has several scars on his back and side. We see a scar on a woman's chest.
 We see a fish being caught in a jellyfish's tentacles; it flips on its back, thrashes and stops moving. A Great Dane barks at a man. A blind man's eyes are milky.


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LANGUAGE 4 - 1 sexual reference, 2 scatological terms, 2 anatomical terms, 9 mild obscenities, name-calling (coward, virgin), 2 religious profanities, 2 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - A woman holds a glass of wine.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Grief, guilt, remorse, regret, lying, suicide, making a difference in people's lives, the IRS, congestive heart failure, organ transplants, organ donation, vegetarians, worthiness.

MESSAGE - Happiness is fleeting. Live life abundantly.

(Note: Some of the details under the Violence/Gore category reveal crucial plot elements. It was impossible to disguise them.)

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We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

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