What makes a good movie?
Is it the ability to keep the audience captivated? How about its ability to keep the audience stimulated? Is it the chemistry of the actors/actresses? If the chemistry is great... will the audience be willing to overlook a horrible storyline? If the drama is monumental, does that make up for horrible acting?
These are the questions we ask ourselves.
This is the question that director Gabriele Muccino has asked and been proven to be able to answer with such cinematic credits like The Pursuit of Happyness. So when writer Grant Nieporte approached Gabriele Muccino with the project of Seven Pounds, the problem was not with his credibility, the main question Muccino had to ask himself was: Is Seven Pounds the type of movie he wanted to have his name associated with?
Like any salesperson, Nieporte had to be honest enough to present Muccino with the truth and hope that he would not miss the overall vision. Fortunately, Muccino was a man of vision. Now armed with a screenplay that was as powerful as a loaded gun, Muccino set out to find producers who would not try but be successful at making Seven Pounds a cinematic masterpiece.
Muccino did not underestimate the task at hand and obtained heavy hitter David Crockett (The Great Debaters, Gone Baby Gone and The Amityville Horror), David J. Bloomfield (Knowing), James Lassiter (Lakeview Terrace, Hancock, and I am Legend), and last but not least Jason Blumenthal (The Taking of Pelham 123, The Weather Man, and The Pursuit of Happyness). Together these men of vision endeavored to create a cinematic experience that the audience would remember.
People who viewed this movie had a buffet to eat from ranging from a soothing but riveting soundtrack to a colorful yet not overpowering set. The cinematography was sharp enough to hold your attention but not so bold as to distract you from the main focus. Brilliant coloring, striking contrasts, relaxing backgrounds make the audience feel right at home while on tour; that is an amazing feat in and of itself.