21 the Movie

Brilliant MIT youth discovers easy cash and the fast life, betraying his mentor only to crash miserably and finally redeem himself. Typical story but pregnant with potential. It was quite entertaining but there wasn’t enough depth. Everything just got glossed over without fully exploring all the real conflicts and dynamics. The actors were good. Perhaps too good considering the limited material. I guess despite the luscious Las Vegas backdrops and brilliant youth getting an intoxicating taste of fast riches there wasn’t enough dramatic momentum to win the jackpot.

21 (2008 film)