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21 Grams

R| 2 hr. 5 min.

Plot Summary
In a film that plays with the idea of straightforward storytelling, a group of troubled people find that they are linked in unpredictable ways. Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is an academic dealing with a terminal heart condition, but his life is changed by a car crash that seems unrelated to his ailment. The traffic accident, involving ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and the husband of Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts), is one that ruins lives but ultimately also resurrects them.

Cast: Sean Penn , Benicio Del Toro , Naomi Watts , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Melissa Leo , Clea DuVall , Danny Huston , Paul Calderon

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Focus Features

21 Grams (2003)

Release Date: November 21st, 2003|2 hr. 5 min.

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  • You won't see more explosive acting this year. show more

  • The payoff in 21 Grams comes not from watching characters achieve or overcome but from the recognition of their struggle not to give up the fight. show more

  • Mr. Penn has been praised lavishly for his work in "Mystic River," in a role that was no reach for him at all, but this is one of the stand-out performances of his career, layered and exquisitely nuanced. And, remarkably, he's only one-third of a stellar ensemble. show more

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