21 – Card Counting Cuties

If you are looking for something to watch at the cinema, check out 21 – the new movie about MIT students counting cards in Vegas and making some serious coin. I got the chance to go to the advance screening last night from the good people over at Sony BMG.

Jim Sturgess, Kate Bosworth, Laurence Fishburne, Kevin Spacey, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts.

My favourite part of the movie was the geek to chic transformation, sort of like Lainey Boggs style. It was really interesting to see the character developments but I thought the movie was too episodic and plot driven – I would have liked to see more depth in the emotional parts. Anyway! Parts of it felt long but its a good because it is actually based on a true story! It’s in theaters March 28 – bring down the house! Find the plot from www.tribute.ca

The novel Bringing Down the House and its film counterpart 21 focuses on the 1993 resurgence of the team, when Kaplan, J.P. Massar and John Chang decided to open up a new partnership named Strategic Investments. Garnishing an initial investment of over $1 million, the largest to date, they set off for Las Vegas. Although they won millions of dollars, the team eventually had to disband after being identified by the casinos as card counters and banned.

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