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Dec 21, 2004

21 Grams

"They say we all lose 21 grams... at the exact moment of our death. Everyone. And how much fits into 21 grams?" - the final thoughts of Paul Rivers played by Sean Penn in the film 21 Grams. And I had thought 21 Grams was a movie about drugs! Well, it is not.

Directed by Alejandro Inarritu(director of Amores Peros), with a mix-match timeline, 21 grams holds the viewer's attention till the very last. Not to mention the intense perfomances by Sean Penn, Naomi Watts and Benicio Del Torro. A well directed movie, although the chopped and pasted timeline creates a confusion, whick kind of makes the film more complex than it really is. When lives collide in a random moment, yes, the same premise as in Amores Peros, lives change, get destroyed or take an abrupt turn for better or for worse, then it moves on. Somewhere a total stranger has the power to completely change your life!