Seven Pounds

Damn.

Have you ever watched a movie and it stirred something in you, moved you so completely that your brain couldn’t figure out a way to process it? Actually, I should say process it correctly, because there are things you’re thinking, but they just don’t seem to be the right things. You’re left speechless and unable to describe what it is you’ve just seen.

Will Smith is – hands down – one of the best actors in the world today. He’s very near the top of my five favorites. And he deserves every bit of praise and adulation that he gets. He earns it.

Time and time again, I come away from his movies awed by him.

This movie did it again.

I have many favorites about this film, but the thing that sticks out the most to me is that they didn’t feel the need to spoon feed you any of it. There’s no point where Will Smith’s character sits down with somebody and lays out his story from start to finish. He doesn’t ever spell out why he feels the way he does, he doesn’t need to or want to explain himself to anybody. That’s not what it’s all about. In fact, prodding to discover his past and intentions are met with a casual, if not tight faced, deflection.

I really adored this movie. Very much.

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