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by: Alastair Lee editor 31 july 06
At last i'm managing to catch up on some films that i've missed. 21 grams is the most recent.
Now then, this is a pedigree movie. Beautifully shot by the chap who did Amores Perros, interesting characters played by great actors (Penn, Watts, Del Toro) and a cleverly told story, with the camera dipping in and out of the narrative at different stages, back and forth, past and future, it comes together like a jigsaw puzzle.
blimey, it's desolate though. I do think it's important to occasionally face up to the difficult things in life and remember the terrible consequences of thoughtless actions. And the film is still lingering in my mind, certain scenes and imagery, but i'm not feeling particularly happy about it. I'm almost in mourning.
Which means it must be 'good' then. But in the grand scheme of things it was straight-forward film. For me it didn't open the door into any new understanding or anything. It didn't alter the lense through which i see the world. It just made me think there is a lot of sadness out there, that shouldn't be forgotten about.
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