Seven Pounds Essay
The same methods used in this film to attract the audience can also be seen as speaking to the film’s credibility. Seven Pounds is not a comedy, science fiction, or an action film. Its credibility lies in the fact that everything that happens in the film is plausible, albeit, uncommon. The film uses the memories of the audience and the constructed memories of the main character in the film to reinforce the plausibility of the film. The catalyst behind the actual accident that motivates the main character was the use of his cell phone while he is driving. Most audience members will be able to drawn upon their memories of using or not using a cell phone while driving as reference. Although not the primary focus of the film, the possibility of an accident is presented as a consequence of such actions.
The other actors used are also seasoned professionals and accomplish the goal of persuading the audience that they represent people that exist in a real world environment. These are characters the audience can relate to because their actions are appropriate in the context of the scenes. The characters are not one-dimensional and express a rage of emotions mirroring that of real people in similar situations. The female