maandag 26 januari 2009

Movie Tip #8 - 21 Grams

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Starring: Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo, Clea Duvall

Description: This is the story of three gentle persons: Paul Rivers (Penn) an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigré, Christina Peck (Watts), an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married and mother of two little girls, and Jack Jordan (Del Toro), an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives.

Review: In the beginning the story seems a little complicated (this director also made "Amores Perros" and "Babel") but in the end all the pieces come together. The performances of the actors are incredible and believable. Watts and Del Toro even got nominated for an Academy award in 2003. What is the movie's message? That people shouldn't be so quick to judge others? That could be one interpretation, but what's nice about the film is that it doesn't hammer this lesson into us. It just tells a moving and stirring tale about complex characters, and viewers can take from it what they please. It's definitly worth watching.

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