21 Grams

By Jason Wojciechowski on February 13, 2004 at 6:35 AM

We saw 21 Grams on Sunday, using my new discount UFT tickets, so it cost a little more than half as much as it usually does. That makes me happy.

The movie itself wasn't bad, I guess. I don't know. I didn't ever really get into it, I think. Everyone's raving about the acting. That's supposed to be the big reason to go see it. Benicio Del Toro and Naomi Watts were both nominated for their performances. I guess they were fine. I'm a big Benicio fan, and his Jesus-freak ex-con was certainly really scary, so I guess he did what he set out to do, but ...

It was just kind of blah. I'm not really sure what the point of the movie was. The three actors were good, great if that's the kind of acting that you like, the cinematography was interesting, the structure of the film (not shown straight through - you catch glimpses of the past and the present and future and there's no real sense of time; everything just happens and you sort of figure it out as it goes) at least makes you think a little bit, and I thought the music, the score, was really good, but in the end, when you have to ask, "Why bother?" I can't really rate the movie all that highly.

At least I saw it cheap in a nice theater.