Why would Ben want to donate seven pounds of flesh?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Seven Pounds can be found here.
So what's the big twist in this movie?
Before Seven Pounds was released in December 2008, the studio refused to reveal the details of the movie in the early trailers. Now that the movie is out, it's become common knowledge that Will Smith is playing a man who arranges to donate parts of his body ("seven pounds" of his flesh) to individuals in need of transplants. What still may not be widely known are two other twists, one that should be obvious and one that isn't. (1) Obviously, in order to donate parts of his body, Ben must kill himself, and (2) Will Smith's character Ben is not Ben at all. His name is Tim, and Ben is his brother.