Based on a true story, 21 is the tale of a student who is
reluctantly drawn into the world of illegal card counting in this
entertaining drama movie. The main character is Ben (Jim Sturgess),
a brilliant student at M.I.T who has a desire to attend Harvard
Medical School, however the cost of attending is in excess of
His only hope is to gain a scholarship, however with 70
other students, he needs to impress the interviewer... somehow. By
luck or method, Ben is under the watchful eye of Micky Rosa (Kevin
Spacey), one of his professors who believes his talent can benefit
the underground card counting "club" that he runs.
This "club" is
composed of other MIT students who through Rosa's tutelage, have
created the perfect card counting system and fly to Vegas every
weekend to make a plethora of cash. Eventually Ben reluctantly
agrees to take part in the endeavor so that he can use his winnings
to help finance his way through medical school.
However as Ben stars
to win, his shy and endearing personality stars to disolve as he
lives the high life and things start
to go astray as relationships are questioned and the "club" is soon
under the watchful eye of the Casino that they are trying to count.
Without spoiling the movie any further, 21 is quite an entertaining
film, although predictable at times will leave most viewers glued to
their screens. It features some exceptional acting by Sturgess,
Spacey and Kate Bosworth which makes this one of the better drama
movies of the year.
Amazing Blu-ray video and audio quality, 21 is almost
a movie-like experience and match that with some extraordinary
special features such as the commentary with director Robert Lukitic
and even the ability to play 21, this is the perfect compendium for
those enjoyed the movie the first time around or for those looking
for a gripping drama movie.
Audio Commentary by Director Robert Luketic Plus Producers Dana
Brunetti and Michael De Luca
"Basic Strategy - A Complete Film Journal" behind-the-scenes
2 additional behind-the-scenes featurettes
21 Virtual Blackjack Game with Tutorial - EXCLUSIVE to Blu-ray