Sunday, July 06, 2008

On the way to Mumbai

I had nothing much to blog about today and I was reminded of this picture I found at Kansas Bob’s – brilliant!

I was in fact on flight to Mumbai today and not being a traveler myself, I did not know how the inflight entertainment really worked and thought that the one show I got to was the only one I could watch - 21. It was not a bad one and now that I checked, it is a 2008 release, which scored 28% from Top Critics but 76% by the TomatoMeter community. I wonder again what the Top Critics were thinking about.

Synopsis from
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, they've 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 isn't 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.



  1. I thought I recognized that pic :)

    Interesting how the movie critics are so often at odds with the rest of us. My wife and I usually joke about how we target a 2 1/2 star rating when we go to the movies.

  2. So you've watched it too! How did you find it? With the 28% or 76%? I thought it was quite good.

  3. I haven't seen 21 yet.. maybe I'll catch it in video.. if it passes the 2 1/2 stars test :)