21 Grams is heavy

21 Jan

21-grams

Screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga and director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu team up once again to bring audiences another powerful drama filled with sympathetic characters that are connected through extraordinary circumstances. Cristina (Naomi Watts), happily married with two daughters. Jack Jordan (Benicio del Toro), a former drug dealer who after finding his salvation with Jesus has changed his life around. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn), a married mathematician who is in need of heart transplant. The film uses non-linear editing to tell a complex story that moves seamlessly through the past, present, and future. At first, it is confusing, but as the three stories unfold it all begins to make sense. All three actors are ferocious in their heart wrenching performances and leave audiences with an uneasy feeling inside. 21 Grams refers to the amount of weight that a person loses when they die, which some believe is the soul. This movie is a chilling reminder about how life can change in an instant.

WORD COUNT: 159

Adam’s Grade: A-

Chuck’s Grade: A-

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