It was a dark and stormy night. Sitting in a dark theater, my stomach twisting in knots of revulsion, I stared at the movie previews. Ew. Who would even go to see a movie like that?
It was a dark and stormy night. Sitting in a dark theater, my stomach twisting in knots of revulsion, I stared at the movie previews. Ew. Who would even go to see a movie like that? Ok, so I exaggerate slightly. Still, I wasn't exactly looking forward to being in a cold theater for a while to watch this movie. But then the feature presentation started, and I suddenly realized what I had come for – the enchanting movie watching experience you can only get while watching the new movie, "Seven Pounds".
"Seven Pounds" starring Will Smith, is rated PG-13, so not many of the young crowd will go to see it. But for those mature teens (and yes, even some preteens), this movie was absolutely wonderful, even though the plot was terribly confusing for the first thirty minutes or so. It's rated PG-13 for language and a scene of sensuality, so viewer maturity is demanded. However, the bad words are few and far between, and the scene of sensuality was brief and relatively mild. Yet it was the plot that drew me in. Will Smith, the brilliant actor of many movies, played Ben, the man who accidentally killed seven people in a terrible car crash, one of them his newly engaged fiancee.
Destroyed by remorse, he sets out to give seven people who need life, whether they had a horrible life or were on the brink of death due to a serious illness. He made it his mission to make sure that these seven people were good even when no one was looking. But his brave plot is not as easy as it seems. When Ben finds Emily, a beautiful, promising young woman who will die within a month if she doesn't receive a heart transplant, he is faced with a terrible decision. As they begin to fall in love, Ben must decide what he values most. At the end of the film, the entire audience was crying. It was the perfect movie about life, love, and selflessness.