Monday, 10 December 2012

seven pounds

This is about the movie "seven pounds" ... i thought i was too late to watch this awesome movie... few years back i saw the movie "persuit of happyness"... then i love the way he(will smith) perform....till now 





about the movie...



Seven Pounds is a 2008 film, directed by Gabriele MuccinoWill Smith stars as a man who sets out to change the lives of seven people. Rosario DawsonWoody Harrelson, andBarry Pepper star. The film was released in theaters in the United States and Canada on December 19, 2008, by Columbia Pictures. Despite generally negative reviews from critics it was a box office success, grossing $168,168,201 worldwide....
                                                                                                
                                                                                                                                                                           
Theatrical release poster
Directed byGabriele Muccino
Produced byTodd Black
Jason Blumenthal
James Lassiter
Will Smith
Steve Tisch
Written byGrant Nieporte
StarringWill Smith
Rosario Dawson
Woody Harrelson
Michael Ealy
Barry Pepper
Music byAngelo Milli
CinematographyPhilippe Le Sourd
Editing byHughes Winborne
StudioRelativity Media
Overbrook Entertainment
Escape Artists
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date(s)
  • December 19, 2008
Running time123 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$54,000,000
Box office$168,168,201

Plot

In 1981 San FranciscoChris Gardner (Will Smith) invests his entire life savings in portable bone-density scanners which he tries to demonstrate and sell to doctors. The investment proves to be a white elephant, which financially breaks the family and as a result, his wife Linda (Thandie Newton) leaves him and moves to New York. Their son Christopher (Jaden Smith) remains with his father. While downtown trying to sell one of his scanners, Chris meets Jay Twistle (Brian Howe), a manager for Dean Witter and impresses him by solving a Rubik's Cube during a short cab ride. Chris does not have enough money for the cab fare and flees into a subway station where he barely escapes the cab driver but loses one of his bone scanners in the process. This new relationship with Twistle earns him the chance to become an intern stockbroker.
Despite arriving there unkempt and shabbily dressed due to being arrested the previous day for unpaid parking tickets and Chris didn't have enough time to make the appointment on time, Chris is offered the internship. Chris is further set back when his bank account isgarnished by the IRS for unpaid income taxes, and he and his young son are evicted. As a result they are homeless, and are forced at one point to stay in a bathroom at a subway station. Motivation drives him to find the Glide Memorial United Methodist Church, which has a homeless shelter primarily for single mothers and their children. The church's owner does not let him stay due to the fact that it is for women and children, although she tells him about a local church that also provides shelter, but has very limited space. Due to demand for the limited rooms, Chris must frantically race from his internship work early each afternoon in order to land a place in line. Chris finds the bone scanner that he lost in the subway station from a demented man who believes it to be a time machine and it is now damaged, but Chris finally repairs it.
Disadvantaged by his limited work hours, and knowing that maximizing his client contacts and profits is the only way to earn the one paid position that he and his 19 competitors are fighting for, Chris develops a number of ways to make phone sales calls more efficiently. He also reaches out to potential high value customers, defying protocol. One sympathetic prospect takes him and his son to a San Francisco 49ers game. Regardless of his challenges, Chris never reveals his lowly circumstances to his co-workers, even going so far as to lend one of his bosses five dollars for a cab, a sum he can't afford.
Concluding his internship, Chris is called into a meeting with his managers. His work has paid off and he is offered the position. Fighting back tears, he rushes to his son's daycare, hugging him. They walk down the street, joking with each other and are passed by a man in a business suit (the real Chris Gardner in a cameo). The epilogue reveals that Chris went on to form his own multi-million dollar brokerage firm.

Seven pounds official trailer
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