Told in non-linear story fashion, 21 grams is the story of life and death that uses misfortune and “twist of fate” to bring three very different individuals together.
What made 21 grams worth sitting through-
• The stellar performances by Sean Penn, Benicio del Toro, and Naomi Watts. Of the three characters, I am impressed with Sean Penn’s sensitive performance as a critically ill college professor who is in dire need of a heart transplant.
• The movie remains brave, asking questions most filmmakers might shy away from. Sean Penn’s monologue at the end of the film reveals the title’s importance- how one measures life itself.
• The non-linear orientation of the film is so controlling that threads each character’s emotion awaiting the end result of the abrupt incident.
I wonder now, how much fits into 21 grams?