[Missouri-l] Accessible World presents Friday night at the movies, November 6
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Fri Oct 23 13:11:42 CDT 2009
Accessible World presents "Friday night at the Movies," starring Will Smith,
November 6, 2009
Friday night at the movies
"Seven Pounds", Described. Audio only, mp3 format.
Two years ago Tim Thomas (Will Smith) was in a car crash, which was caused
by him using his mobile phone; seven people died: six strangers and his
fiancée, Sarah Jenson (Robinne Lee).
Movie opens with Tim (now using his brother's name -Ben) making a 911 call
to report a suicide - his. Then we see Ben at the IRS building researching.
Next his brother calls him, Ben asks if he's smoking again - he says no. His
brother asks if he took anything while he was staying there, Ben says no but
he remembers giving him something.
A year after the crash, and having quit his job as an aeronautical engineer,
Tim donates a lung lobe to his brother, Ben (Michael Ealy), an IRS employee.
Six months later he donates part of his liver to a child services worker
named Holly (Judyann Elder). After that he begins searching for more
candidates to receive donations. He finds George (Bill Smitrovich), a junior
hockey coach, and donates a kidney to him, and then donates bone marrow to a
young boy named Nicholas (Quintin Kelley).
Tim steals his brother's IRS credentials, so he can check out candidates for
his two final donations. The first candidate is Ezra Turner (Woody
Harrelson), a blind meat salesman who plays the piano. Tim calls Ezra Turner
and harasses him at work to check if he is quick to anger. Ezra remains calm
and Tim decides he is worthy. The second candidate is Charles, who runs a
nursing home. Tim decides Charles is not a worthy candidate when he denies
an elderly patient a bath.
There is a flashback of Ben checking on a hockey coach, and we later see
them the day of the surgery.
He then contacts Emily Posa (Rosario Dawson), a self-employed greeting card
printer who has a heart condition and a rare blood type. He visits her in
the hospital, learns she has been put on the donor list. He spends time with
her, weeding her garden and fixing her rare Heidelberg printer. They go on a
walk, have dinner together. He begins to fall in love with her and decides
that as her condition has worsened he needs to make his donation.
Two weeks before he dies he contacts Holly and asks if she knows anyone who
deserves help. She suggests Connie Tepos (Elpidia Carrillo), who lives with
an abusive boyfriend. Tim moves out of his house and into a local motel
taking with him his pet box jellyfish. One night, after being beaten, Connie
contacts Tim and he gives her the keys and deed to his beach house. She
takes her two children and moves in to their new home.
His brother tracks him down to Emily's house. Ben then demands that Tim
return his IRS ID to him. Tim leaves and returns to the motel. He fills the
bathtub with ice water to preserve his vital organs, climbs in, and then
commits suicide by pulling his extremely poisonous jellyfish into the water
with him. His friend Dan (Barry Pepper) acts as executor to ensure that his
organs are donated to Emily and Ezra. Ezra Turner receives his corneas and
Emily receives his heart. Afterwards, Emily meets Ezra at a concert and they
begin to talk.
We see the 911 call again, flashback to the accident where his girlfriend is
looking at her engagement ring, and he is looking at his blackberry.
Year: 1998, Rating: R.
Nancy Lynn, Group Facilitator
Email: Freespirit52 at charter.net
Date: Friday, November 6th, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m. PST, 7:00 p.m. MST, 8:00 p.m. CST, 9:00 p.m. EST
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