History Headscratchers / SevenPounds

2nd Dec '15 5:14:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** It's a reference to [[TheMerchantOfVenice The Merchant of Venice]]. A pound of flesh for each victim of the car crash he caused.

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** It's a reference to [[TheMerchantOfVenice [[Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice The Merchant of Venice]]. A pound of flesh for each victim of the car crash he caused.
10th Oct '15 2:56:39 PM TheDogSage
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** Probably obtained it illegally through the animal black market. And that's probably still one of the LEAST illegal things he did during the course of the movie.



* Why do they treat forcing a dog to be a vegetarian to be a good thing? Canine are all carnivorous creatures, and forcing any carnivore to go through such a diet could be considered animal abuse.

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* Why do they treat forcing a dog to be a vegetarian to be a good thing? Canine Canines are all carnivorous creatures, and forcing any carnivore to go through such a diet could be considered animal abuse.
28th May '15 3:47:25 PM Fireblood
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* Okay, I'm not arguing it's unlikely a heart would be found for Emily in a time. But Tim's choice wasn't die and give his heart to her or spend a month or two with her and she dies. There was a possibility, very slim yet no where near impossible, a heart could have been found in time. Unless I missed something, his choice wasn't even make sure she got a heart or hope and pray that she did. I don't know whether people can dictate via will or other legal documents who their organs will go to, but his heart being a match for hers doesn't automatically mean she'd get it. There could have been another person who was a match that, for whatever reason, received the heart instead of her.

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* Okay, I'm not arguing it's unlikely a heart would be found for Emily in a time. But Tim's choice wasn't die and give his heart to her or spend a month or two with her and she dies. There was a possibility, very slim yet no where nowhere near impossible, a heart could have been found in time. Unless I missed something, his choice wasn't even make sure she got a heart or hope and pray that she did. I don't know whether people can dictate via will or other legal documents who their organs will go to, but his heart being a match for hers doesn't automatically mean she'd get it. There could have been another person who was a match that, for whatever reason, received the heart instead of her.
15th Dec '13 8:37:29 PM estarriol
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** It's a reference to [[TheMerchantOfVenice The Merchant of Venice]]. A pound of flesh for each victim of the car crash he caused.
15th Dec '13 3:25:57 AM ElegantVamp
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* Why IS the film called, "Seven Pounds"?
15th Dec '13 2:39:09 AM ElegantVamp
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*** Depending on the state, he ''could'' get charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, given that he was on his phone at the time.

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*** Depending on the state, he ''could'' get charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, and an additional charge of negligent driving, given that he was on his cell phone at the time.
15th Dec '13 2:17:43 AM ElegantVamp
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*** Depending on the state, he ''could'' get charged with Vehicular Manslaughter, given that he was on his phone at the time.
21st Jul '13 12:36:41 AM Fireblood
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** Because the box jellyfish's sting kills in a really, painful manner. Tim, due to his SurvivorGuilt, wants to punish himself for accidentally killing those people in the most painful way he can arrange. Of course, the box jellyfish venon is cardiotoxic, which would make his heart unsuitable for transplant (his other motive for suicide). Either the writers and producers didn't know better, or knew but didn't care and assumed that ViewersAreMorons who wouldn't know any better.

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** Because the box jellyfish's sting kills in a really, really painful manner. Tim, due to his SurvivorGuilt, wants to punish himself for accidentally killing those people in the most painful way he can arrange. Of course, the box jellyfish venon venom is cardiotoxic, which would make his heart unsuitable for transplant (his other motive for suicide). Either the writers and producers didn't know better, or knew but didn't care and assumed that ViewersAreMorons who wouldn't know any better.



** Even slit his wrists or eat a gun doesn't necessarily make him actually eligible to donate organs. There are two types of death, cardiac and brain. Only people who suffer brain death while delaying cardiac death (through medical intervention) can actually be organ donors. This completely destroyed the small amount of WillingSuspensionofDisbelief I had left. And while I know this may not be common knowledge anyone who has ever been involved in the decision to donate a loved one's organs does- and could arguably be more moved by the actions depicted. This mistake alienated a group of people who could have been the most moved by the movie.

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** Even slit slitting his wrists or eat eating a gun doesn't necessarily make him actually eligible to donate organs. There are two types of death, cardiac and brain. Only people who suffer brain death while delaying cardiac death (through medical intervention) can actually be organ donors. This completely destroyed the small amount of WillingSuspensionofDisbelief I had left. And while I know this may not be common knowledge knowledge, anyone who has ever been involved in the decision to donate a loved one's organs does- does know it- and could arguably be more moved by the actions depicted. This mistake alienated a group of people who could have been the most moved by the movie.
11th Jul '13 7:20:43 PM JohnPotts
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*** Not wishing to denigrate the courage of paramedics, but wouldn't they go "****, that's a massively venomous creature - let's get Animal Control in here and screw the organs (which are probably compromised by the poison anyway)"?
18th Oct '12 9:48:17 AM DynamicDragon
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