Ten Tremendous Oscar Bait Failures
Seven Pounds (2008)
- Domestic Total Gross: $69,951,824
- Production Budget: $55 million
- Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Will Smith is an IRS agent who makes it his mission to change the lives of seven strangers, one of whom he strikes an unexpected romance with (Rosario Dawson). Critics and Academy voters did not fall for this tearjerker’s sappy, Lifetime movie-worthy themes and many say the twist ending only makes it more ridiculous than inspiring. Some might credit this is as the beginning of Smith’s desperation phase – and we all know what that led to (*cough* After Earth *cough*).