21 Grams Movie Review 2003

Information and Film Reviews for 21 Grams the Movie

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In his second film (his first in English), Inarritu takes what could have, in the wrong hands, become a trite Lifetime movie, and elevates it in an unusual and compelling fashion. Jack (DelToro), is imprisoned and born-again. Paul (Penn) has a terminal heart disease and needs a transplant. Christina (Watts), a recovering addict, mourns the loss of her family. Of course, the lives of these characters collide. Stellar performances by an excellent cast combine with beautiful cinematography to create a powerful film. Title refers to the amount of weight a body loses upon death.

Distribution

Universal Studios Home Video, 100 Universal City Plz., Universal City, CA 91608-9955, Phone: (818)777-1000, Fax: (818)866-1483, URL: http://www.universalstudios.com, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 125 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Out of Order, Terminal Illness, Drug Use & Abuse, Widows & Widowers, Family Drama, Religion, Organ Transplants, Mathemagicians
Screenplay
Guillermo Arriaga
Cast
Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall, Danny Huston, Paul Calderon
Cinematography
Rodrigo Prieto
Director
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Music
Gustavo Santaolalla
Other
Jose Antonio Garcia, Stephen Mirrione, Deb Riley, Marlene Stewart, Brigitte Broch
Producer
Robert Salerno, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, This Is That, Y Productions, Focus Features

Awards

L.A. Film Critics 2003: Actress (Watts); Natl. Bd. of Review 2003: Actor (Penn).

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