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Still shot from the movie: Seven Pounds.

Seven Pounds

Ben Thomas (Will Smith) has a terrible secret. In order to be free of it's haunting effects, the deeply depressed man determines to do something wonderful for seven people who are also struggling with life's problems. But his noble plans begin to unravel after he meets Emily (Rosario Dawson), a beautiful woman with a heart condition. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: C
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Run Time: 123
Theater Release: 19 Dec 2008
Video Release: 31 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Seven Pounds Rated PG-13?


A mix of brief, often disjointed scenes make it difficult to get a grip on Ben Thomas in this film that includes depictions of abuse, characters with terminal illnesses, and a suicide. Illegal methods are used to obtain personal information about individuals. A horrible car crash leaves bloody corpses strewn across the accident scene. Depictions of surgery and medical procedures are seen. Domestic violence is discussed with some effects of it being shown. Adults engage in sexual activity following a dinner date (the couple removes their clothes, embrace and kiss while in bed, and are shown waking up together). Characters drink with a meal. Infrequent profanities and terms of Christian Deity are contained in the script.

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