seven pounds (2008)
seven pounds movie
seven pounds movie synopsis/sinopsis
Two years ago Tim Thomas (Will Smith) was in a car crash, which was caused by him using his mobile phone; seven people died: six strangers and his fiancée, Sarah Jenson (Robinne Lee).
Movie opens with Tim (now using his bother's name -Ben) making a 911 call to report a suicide - his. Then we see Ben at the IRS building researching. Next his brother calls him, Ben asks if he's smoking again - he says no. His brother asks if he took anything while he was staying there, Ben says no but he remembers giving him something.
A year after the crash, and having quit his job as an aeronautical engineer, Tim donates a lung lobe to his brother, Ben (Michael Ealy), an IRS employee. Six months later he donates part of his liver to a child services worker named Holly (Judyann Elder). After that he begins searching for more candidates to receive donations. He finds George (Bill Smitrovich), a junior hockey coach, and donates a kidney to him, and then donates bone marrow to a young boy named Nicholas (Quintin Kelley).
Tim steals his brother's IRS credentials, so he can check out candidates for his two final donations. The first candidate is Ezra Turner (Woody Harrelson), a blind meat salesman who plays the piano. Tim calls Ezra Turner and harasses him at work to check if he is quick to anger. Ezra remains calm and Tim decides he is worthy. The second candidate is Charles, who runs a nursing home. Tim decides Charles is not a worthy candidate when he denies an elderly patient a bath.
There is a flashback of Ben checking on a hockey coach, and we later see them the day of the surgery.
He then contacts Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson), a self-employed greeting card printer who has a heart condition and a rare blood type. He visits her in the hospital, learns she has been put on the donor list. He spends time with her, weeding her garden and fixing her rare Heidelberg printer. They go on a walk, have dinner together. He begins to fall in love with her and decides that as her condition has worsened he needs to make his donation.
Two weeks before he dies he contacts Holly and asks if she knows anyone who deserves help. She suggests Connie Tepos (Elpidia Carrillo), who lives with an abusive boyfriend. Tim moves out of his house and into a local motel taking with him his pet box jellyfish. One night, after being beaten, Connie contacts Tim and he gives her the keys and deed to his beach house. She takes her two children and moves in to their new home.
His brother tracks him down to Emily's house. Ben then demands that Tim return his IRS ID to him. Tim leaves and returns to the motel. He fills the bathtub with ice water to preserve his vital organs, climbs in, and then commits suicide by pulling his extremely poisonous jellyfish into the water with him. His friend Dan (Barry Pepper) acts as executor to ensure that his organs are donated to Emily and Ezra. Ezra Turner receives his corneas and Emily receives his heart. Afterwards, Emily meets Ezra at a concert and they begin to talk.
We see the 911 call again, flashback to the accident where his girlfriend is looking at her engagement ring, and he is looking at his blackberry.
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seven pounds movie hollywood actress/actor
- will smith (tim thomas)