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An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.
Starring Will Smith, Woody Harrelson, Rosario Dawson... View more >
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Dec 28, 2008
I like Will Smith, but he plays another character who is distressed though out the movie. Nothing comes together until the very end. You're constantly wondering "what is going on. Why is his so upset?" It is not an up-lifting movie. The editing could have been better. Wait for rental.
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Jan 3, 2009
This was a great movie! The other reveiwer must not have gotten it. Both my husband & I liked it.
Jan 4, 2009
A bit slow at times, very emotional, but not very predictable.
Apr 15, 2009
If not for the strength of Will Smith's performance and Rosario Dawson's screen presence, this movie would have fallen flat.
It's a morose story, played by a morose character, with a bittersweet ending that will leave audiences either teary-eyed or feeling like they just lost two hours of their lives. It's an emotional movie that borders on manipulative, and your opinion of this movie will depend largely upon how receptive you are to that kind of influence.
The story is told through a series of flashbacks, and you only get small pieces of the puzzle given to you at a time. My wife is an impatient movie watcher, and if she had been watching this with me, she would have gotten up and found something else to do after the first half hour.
I've read that this movie is similar to Will Smith's previous movie with this director, The Pursuit of Happyness, so if you liked that movie, it's quite possible you will like this one. If you're not patient with movies to get the story out there, this one isn't for you. If you don't like being pulled and tugged, this one isn't for you. That makes it worth renting, so you can decide for yourself.
The extras on the Blu-ray disc provide plenty of insight into the people that made the movie, and may help to increase your appreciation for it, so don't forget to check them out.
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