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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.
Why Is Seven Pounds Rated PG-13?
Seven Pounds is rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality.
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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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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: 14A
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Details on home video releases of Seven Pounds...
Release Date: 31 March 2009
Seven Pounds releases to the home video market on DVD and Blu-ray. Both disc formats offer the following bonus materials: deleted scenes, commentary by director Gabriele Muccino and four featurettes (Seven Views on Seven Pounds, Creating the Perfect Ensemble, The Box Jellyfish: Worlds Deadliest Co-Star and Emilys Passion: The Art of the Printing Press).
The Blu-ray edition also includes these extras: a Digital Copy of the movie (for PC, PSP®, Mac or iPod) and BD-Live.