NEW COLUMN: ‘Matt’s Movies’ Reviews ‘Seven Pounds’
[EDITOR’S NOTE: “Matt’s Movies” is a new regular movie-review column debuting today on The B-Town Blog. It is written by Matt Marble, a 17-year old student at Highline School District’s Big Picture High School.
Matt is the second teen Writer to join our ranks after Josh Hart.
If you have a movie you’d like for him to review, please email him. Look for more of his movie reviews and other articles soon on The B-Town Blog!]
by Matt Marble
Smith portrays Ben Thomas, a mysterious IRS agent who has many inner demons. From the beginning of the film, the Director creates a deeply emotional tone. I felt that I spent the whole film trying to figure out what exactly he was going to do and why. Thomas’ entire persona changes when he meets Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson), an ailing woman who forms a deep bond with Thomas.
After several other meetings with people who seem to have various â€¨problems with their health, relationships etc., you realize that he â€¨wants to help them, although you are just not sure to what extent orâ€¨ why.
There are a couple of scenes where he meets with his life-long best friend Dan (Barry Pepper) where you will get a little hint of something, but as quickly as it seems that you will finally find out what is going on â€“ the movie moves on.
By the end of the film though, it all adds up and the message that shines through is amazing.
The one point I hope everyone takes away from this powerfully moving movie is that while the world is a cruel, mean, violent place, there are people around that truly do care about changing the lives of others for the better…
Here’s a trailer for “Seven Pounds,” which is still playing at several local theaters, as well as an interview with Will Smith: