Sunday, April 26, 2009

Seven Pounds

I really respect Will Smith's ability to choose wisely. He picks the movies that he's involved in very well. Almost everything is thought provoking and smart.

Tonight we finally goy around to watching "Seven Pounds." A very good, well constructed story line. I guessed what was going on and several things that would happen within the first five minutes of the show. But it was great to follow the story and enjoy the way it unfolded. There were several things I was wrong about, but for the most part it was pretty fun to figure it out.

Katherine said she thought it was confusing and I think Jeanne found herself a little lost from time to time, but for me it was well done. A non-linear story that used flashbacks well to carry the story forward.

The title refers to some Shakespearian reference about paying a debt with a pound of flesh. I'm not really up on which play it came from, but I think it's a reference that has passed down through time. I remember hearing or reading about seven pounds of flesh at some time.

1 comment:

  1. I was only confused at the BEGINNING. Geez give me some credit.