Friday, December 18, 2009

a pound of flesh!

i picked up this movie just on a whim. i had never heard about it before nor had anyone recommended it to me. the very brief story-line on the cover jacket got my attention and i decided to check it out.

and i was glad i did!

if you analyze the film you will find many loop-holes. you would also probably be uncomfortable about some of the moral aspects of the film.

but i would very strongly recommend this movie for all film-lovers. its not a classic or oscar material. but what i liked about the film, apart from the good acting by will smith and rosario dawson, is how the movie keeps you guessing till the very end. and the best part is that you already have an inkling of what is unfolding, but you are still hoping it turns out differently. and that is disturbing. and that is what makes this a very interesting film.

seven pounds is a 2008 film directed by gabriele muccino (who also directed 'in pursuit of happyness'). the film is all about an individual who is reaching out to seven complete strangers and trying to change their lives drastically. and you keep wondering about the motive behind his seemingly bizarre actions. you can clearly see that he is punishing himself very severely and the story slowly unfolds to give you an idea of what's happening. the film has many loose ends which all tie up pretty nicely in the end.

go out and rent the dvd tonight. you will thank me for it! :)


Achintya Rao said...

I agree it's not Oscar material, but I liked the movie myself. A lot.

Anita said...

Hi Guru,

I have this DVD, got it a year ago in 2008 just before the movie was released. I loved it, thought it was super. Brilliant performance by Smith

sanjay said...

will watch it now.

rent out The Shawshank Redemption, gp, if not watched already.

Written Thoughts said...

Hi, watch Children of Heaven. It is an Afghani movie with excellent English sub. I watched it on one of the channels on TV. DVD too is available.


ramblings said...

oh yes was a very disturbing and a touching one too! thanks! :)

Tys on Ice said...

i liked will's acting a lot..the guy can show immense suffering just with his eyes...

but the movie didnt do it for me...i kind of found the premise very contrived....maybe i was comparing it to touch me like the pursuit of happiness

Sairekha said...

Nice! Will check it out :) Thanks GP:)

Suma said...

where has the poet/movie critic/dad blogger disappeared to?

Guruprasad said...

@ achintya : the problem with most movies is that they fade from your memory easily and blur with the others in your memory! :)

@ anita : you must let me know of other good movies you have seen!

@ sanjay : hey sanjay! saw shawshank too... give me some more names! :)

@ written thoughts : must check this out... couldn't find the dvd. will check here in bangalore now!

Guruprasad said...

@ ramblings : will let you know if i come across any more good ones!

@ tys on ice : i know what you mean. :)

@ sairekha : did you ?

@ suma : back! i hope so! :P