SEVEN NAMES. SEVEN STRANGERS. ONE SECRET.
In his desperate attempt to help save seven people’s lives, Tim Thomas (Will Smith) pretends to be an IRS agent and gets to know a greeting card printer (Rosario Dawson) with a heart condition… Another drama from the Gabriele Muccino/Smith duo after The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), this time about guilt and its devastating consequences. The star, who has a convincingly emaciated, sad look throughout the film, obviously takes his work seriously. The movie as a whole, however, is a bit of a drag, far from emotionally satisfying.
2008-U.S. 123 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by Gabriele Muccino. Cast: Will Smith (Tim Thomas), Rosario Dawson (Emily Posa), Michael Ealy (Ben Thomas), Barry Pepper, Woody Harrelson, Elpidia Carrillo… Octavia Spencer.