"Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess) is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who needing to pay school tuition finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the schools most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey) leading the way, theyve cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth), Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isnt illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos menacing enforcer: Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne). 21 is inspired by the true story of the very brightest young minds in the country and how they took Vegas for millions."
Jefferey Ma, one of the MIT students that this movie (and the book Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich) is based off of actually has a cameo in the movie. He plays one of the Planet Hollywood dealers.
While this movie was pretty good with some nice visual effects and a good ending, what I really liked about it was Jim Sturgess, who was cast as the movie's main protagonist, Ben Cambelle. I've loved Sturgess since I saw him in Across the Universe, and his acting in Across the Universe and 21 is awesome. Even though he's British he does an American accent flawlessly. I can't wait to see what other movies he's going to be in.
In other, Twilight related news:
Go vote for Stephenie on TIME Magazine's 100 Newsmakers!! http://www.time.com/time/specials/2007/article/0,28804,1725112_1723512_1723880,00.html Go, Go, Go! She's at the Number 2 slot! And we can't let some stupid Korean pop star beat her! ...Wow...I'm so obsessed.