Seven Pounds

Synopsis: Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Gabriele Muccino
Production: Sony Pictures
  5 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
123 min

911 emergency.

I need an ambulance.

I have you at 9212 West Third Street

in Los Angeles.

Yes, room number two.

What's the emergency?

There's been a suicide.

Who's the victim?

I am.

In seven days,

God created the world.

And in seven seconds-

-I shattered mine.

I can have four new fillets


Oh no, no thank you.

What is your name again?

Ezra, is that right right?

Yes, sir.

I'll just need your first and last name

So I can call up your account

You know what, here's what i'm thinking Ezra.

I think i'm gonna mail

you the meat back personally

So you can see first hand the

type of dog food that you're peddling.

That won't be necessary, sir.

- So how about we just start with your last name

- Thomas.

And don't you get me started on

the pork

Have you tried the pork?

Well no, sir.I'm not much of

a meateater myself.

But I hear really great things

about the pork.

So you don't eat

pork at all?

No, sir.

Are you jewish?

Is that why you don't

eat pork, Ezra?

Well ...Can we start with

your first name, Mr Thomas?


No order for Ben Thomas.

Wow, hold on.

What was that voice?

I don't have an order for

a Ben Thomas.

- Ezra. What was that voice?

- What voice?

- Are you blind?

- Excuse me?

You're kidding me.

A blind beef salesman

who doesn't eat meat.

Now that, that is rich,

That is rich.

Have you ever had sex, Ezra?

Did Lawrence in accounting put

you up to this?

Because somehow I can't

imagine a blind-

-vegan beef salesman

having sex.

- Listen, i'm trying to help you sir.

- You're trying to help me?

The blind beef salesman

is trying to help me?

I'm actually starting to feel

pretty bad for you, Ezra,

Because I look at my life and

it is surrounded by so much beauty,

and you can't see sh*t.

Is that fair?

Does that seem fair to you, Ezra?

Do you even know what colour the ocean is?

Do you!?

It's blue, sir.

"It's blue, sir."

Say what you wanna say.

React, say what you wanna say to me!

Thank you for calling Cheyenne Meats.

That's not what you wanna say, you coward!


You blind vegan beef salesman,

virgin coward, say what you wanna say!

Goodbye, Mr Thomas ...

Ken Anderson, Nicole Anderson,

Ali Anderson, Ed Rice, Stephen Philips,

Monica Freeman, Sarah Jensen.

Ken Anderson, Nicole Anderson,

Ali Anderson,

Ed Rice, Stephen Philips,

Monica Freeman and Sarah Jensen!

The translation and adaptation: Rickard

Hi, can I help you?

Yes. Hello.

I'm looking for Emily.

- You're a friend of hers?

- Yes. Yes, ma'am.

- Cuz, she's not home.

- Godness ...

No she left this morning

she had to do some more tests.

She asked me to watch Duke

until she got back.

Okay ...

You've ever tried mixing banana

peel into the soil?

- Really?

- It works, I swear.

Would you by chance know where I can find her?

Cardiac wing?

Take the elevator to the fifth

floor, then turn left.

Thank you.

What's not I just saying.

It's absolutely impossible.

Hold the elevator!

Thank you.

Can I help you?

Yes, good evening.

I'm here to see Emily Posar.

I'm sorry, visiting hours

are from 8am to 4pm.

You know it is really important

That I speak to her for just a moment.

You'll just have to come back

during visiting hours.

Thank you very much.

So if there's one thing that I have

learned and that you all should remember

about winning these contracts.

Three steps, first:

Tell them what you're gonna to Tell them.

Step two:
You tell 'em.

Step three:

Tell 'em what you told 'em.

So we are gonna close by reminding them-

-that ol' girl here has

-C-level to vacuum-

and if they pass on that, quite

frankly, they deserve another Sputnik.

Now if you will excuse me-

-I have a very lovely very hungry

woman at home waiting for me



Everyone at work kept saying

it was daylight savings time.

- You were supposed to be here a while ago.

- I kept saying it wasn't.

This happens all the time

and it's always work.

- I'm sorry.

- Well I'm angry with you.

I'm gonna be angry with you all night long.

In fact ... What are you doing?

I'm angry with you, okay?

How about i'm angry with you?


Hey it's me, it's your brother.

Where are you?

I'm at the beach house.

Are you okay?


Listen, Why did you disconnect the landline?

The phone broke.

I don't need it anymore.

Did I do something?

No, nuh-oh. Unless you're smoking again.

No, I put on 20 pounds.

I'm in the best shape of my life.

Are you eating? Are you taking care

of yourself? Cuz', well you sound terrible again.

Yeah I'm fine.

Look, I gotta go.

Give Melanie and the kids,

a hug and a kiss.

I'll talk to you later.

You take care of yourself.

Wo hold on, listen.

I know it's been a while ...

But when you we're staying here,

You didn't take something of mine by mistake, did you?

I remember giving you something.

Do you remember that ?

Because I remember that very clearly.


Just remember I love you.

Hi, my name is Ben Thomas.

I here to see Stewart Goodman.

Inez, look at me, please.

Inez! I'm speaking to you.

I understand you refused to take your

meds again this afternoon, is that true?

No, no.

Let's try using your words

this time, okay Inez?

I mean this silent treatment

isn't doing anybody any good.

Inez, how can we help you if you...

Okay, how about I come back tomorrow

and see if you've changed your mind, okay?.

That a girl.

I thought I was coming to your office today.

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Grant Nieporte

Grant Edward Nieporte, born in 1973, is a screenwriter best known for the film Seven Pounds. Nieporte got the idea for the script after having a chat with a man whom he called "one of the saddest people I've ever met in my life". In the behind the scenes vignette found on the Seven Pounds DVD, Nieporte seems to suggest that the man was responsible for the death of seven in a "national tragedy." Nieporte was a technical advisor for the TV show Home Improvement from 1997-99. He was a writer's assistant on Jack & Jill in 1999-2000. more…

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