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Seven Pounds (2008)

Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, ... | ROSARIO DAWSON AND WILL SMITH
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ROSARIO DAWSON AND WILL SMITH

Details Release Date: Dec 19, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 122 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Rosario Dawson and Will Smith; Distributor: Columbia Pictures

Owning the month of July apparently isn't enough for Smith, who's slowly looking to claim another whole page of your calendar. Two years, nearly to the day, after his Oscar-nominated performance in Muccino's The Pursuit of Happyness, the director and star are teaming up again for another December inspirational drama. This time, Smith plays Ben Thomas, a suicidal IRS agent who finds meaning and love — with a terminally ill woman (Dawson) — after co-opting his brother's identity. The megastar and the Italian director ''are like brothers,'' says Ealy (Never Die Alone), who plays Ben's mysterious brother. ''They play-fistfight all the time.''
Our Two Cents Don't bet against Smith, in the play-fistfight or at the holiday box office. 12/12

Originally posted Aug 14, 2008 Published in issue #1007-1008 Aug 22, 2008 Order article reprints