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21 Grams

21 Grams

Date: Jan 14 2004

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In the new movie 21 Grams, college professor Paul Rivers (Sean Penn) is mortally ill and awaiting a heart transplant. Cristina Peck (Naomi Watts) is a good wife to Michael and loving mother to two little girls. Her family radiates hope and joy. Much farther down the socioeconomic scale, ex-con Jack Jordan (Benicio Del Toro) and his wife Marianne struggle to provide for their two children. A tragic accident that claims several lives connects all of them. In the aftermath, each person attempts to deal with the complicated and difficult situation.
Miguel recently saw 21 Grams. Listen in to his conversation with Zach to hear what he thinks about it.

Dialog

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Miguel

Miguel

Zach

Zach

Miguel:  Zach, have you seen 21 Grams yet?

Zach:  No I haven’t. What’s the deal with 21 Grams? What does that mean?

Miguel:  Well, supposedly 21 grams is the amount of weight that every person loses, like, the moment they die. So, the movie is semi-based on that, but it’s kind of an interesting concept.

Zach:  So what kind of plot does it have?

Miguel:  Well, I really don’t want to give it away, ‘cause it’s really an interesting and, uh, enrapturing plot, but basically it’s about tragedy and it’s about the way people deal with tragedy in different ways. So, I think the 21 grams is kind of symbolic. We all go through the same thing but everyone kinda deals with it in a different way.

Zach:  That sounds cool. It kinda sounds like a play, for some reason.

Miguel:  Yeah. Well it is like a play, especially because it’s a real actor’s movie. Like, I don’t think I’ve seen three better performances in a movie in my life. It’s really, really incredible.

Zach:  That’s awesome. Isn’t Sean Penn in there?

Miguel:  Yeah. Sean Penn and Naomi Watts and Benicio Del Toro – and they’re just totally amazing. Like, I was just on edge. I was crying. I was, like, laughing. Every emotion I went through during that film.

 

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討論

Miguel really gives 21 Grams a strong endorsement. He’s super excited about the film. It must be a good one.
I really enjoyed the last film by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Previous to 21 Grams, he directed Amores Perros, which was in Spanish. Iñárritu is definitely one of the most talented filmmakers working today. It’s going to be fun to see what he does next.
See you at the movies!
Zach

 

意見

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samiye

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

i`ve heard about it i like to see it alot

01:28 PM Sep 01 2010 |

panpan

China

I really love movies.

09:12 AM Jun 05 2010 |

myrashik

myrashik

Ukraine

well, that's a really great movie of a very talanred director! everyone who likes smart movies should definately see it!!!

07:09 PM Mar 17 2010 |

ahmedghieth9

Egypt

i saw that moive its was really

05:34 PM Jan 16 2010 |

mutaka

mutaka

Turkey

ı watched this film so its interesting and emotional…

07:08 PM Apr 10 2009 |

mutaka

mutaka

Turkey

ı watched this film so its very interesting and emotional…

07:08 PM Apr 10 2009 |

miffoo

miffoo

Slovakia

Yeah, this movie is really amazing!!!

01:53 PM Jan 24 2009 |

lunny

lunny

Nigeria

i dont understand the dialouge properly

12:15 PM Jan 04 2008 |

lunny

lunny

Nigeria

okay the film is the bomb

12:13 PM Jan 04 2008 |

lunny

lunny

Nigeria

plaese i dont understand the dialouge well

12:12 PM Jan 04 2008 |

ferdi_aran

Indonesia

i am indonesian, i want to know well about english language especilly how to learn grammar,and pronounciation. could you help me please?

06:13 AM Jan 04 2008 |

Tahita

China

I can't listen to this dialogue.

03:33 PM Jan 01 2008 |

mike-liu12

mike-liu12

China

i like this softer but i don't know how to use

04:13 AM Jan 01 2008 |

kundera007

kundera007

Morocco

i can't here the dialogue i need help

02:28 AM Dec 30 2007 |

Xia Yu

China

how are you!my QQ is 342035802

12:42 AM Dec 29 2007 |

Xia Yu

China

know nothing

12:41 AM Dec 29 2007 |

v.i.p

Saudi Arabia

hi  I dont know how paly this dialogue

12:02 PM Dec 27 2007 |

bendis

Italy

me too it doesn't works

12:29 PM Dec 26 2007 |

victor1975

victor1975

Ghana

AM FROM ACCRA  GHANA AND I BELIVE INLOVE

07:34 PM Dec 23 2007 |

gashout2006

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

Hello

If we speak together if possible

04:36 PM Dec 19 2007 |

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