21 Grams

Genre: Emotional Drama

Rating: 8 Out of 10

Why watch it: Stellar performances from Sean Penn, Naomi Watt and Benecio Del Toro, Great direction by Alejandro González Iñárritu, cool storyline by Guillermo Arriaga

Warning: This review like all other reviews on this page contains spoilers.

21 Grams

21 Grams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A road accident has a lasting impact on three people and connects them in in an unplanned way.

A reformed thug{Benecio Del Toro}, high on religion and in a rush to reach  home for a get-together, runs down a man and his daughter in an accident and drives away instead of stopping and helping. However, he repents and turns himself over to the police. The man and the daughter pass away in a hospital and the widow{Naomi Watts} decides to donate the dead man’s heart to a seriously-ill patient{Sean Penn} queued up for its donation.

The coping strategies of the three protagonists — the grieving of the widow, the guilt of the driver and the desires of the patient who has received t he heart — lead them to new lives which then intersect each others all over again, with unintended consequences.