History Film / TwentyOneGrams

16th Jan '15 1:56:32 AM Morgenthaler
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-> ''"They say we all lose [[TitleDrop twenty one grams]] at the exact moment of our deaths. Twenty one grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird."''
-->-- '''Paul''' (Creator/SeanPenn)

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-> ''"They say we all lose [[TitleDrop twenty one grams]] grams at the exact moment of our deaths. Twenty one grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird."''
-->-- '''Paul''' (Creator/SeanPenn)
'''Paul'''



Like Arriaga's and González Iñárritu's previous film, ''AmoresPerros'' (2000), ''21 Grams'' interweaves several plot lines, around the consequences of a tragic automobile accident. Penn plays a critically ill academic mathematician, Watts plays a grief-stricken mother, and del Toro plays a born-again Christian ex-convict whose faith is sorely tested in the aftermath of the accident.

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Like Arriaga's and González Iñárritu's previous film, ''AmoresPerros'' ''Film/AmoresPerros'' (2000), ''21 Grams'' interweaves several plot lines, around the consequences of a tragic automobile accident. Penn plays a critically ill academic mathematician, Watts plays a grief-stricken mother, and del Toro plays a born-again Christian ex-convict whose faith is sorely tested in the aftermath of the accident.
16th Jan '15 1:55:55 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''21 Grams''''' is a 2003 American drama film directed by Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/BenicioDelToro and Danny Huston.

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'''''21 Grams'''''
''21 Grams''
is a 2003 American drama film directed by Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/BenicioDelToro and Danny Huston.



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: BabiesEverAfter: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]



* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: Albeit a borderline DownerEnding. [[spoiler: On one hand, Jack reunites with his family after his BSOD, but Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]

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* [[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: BittersweetEnding: Albeit a borderline DownerEnding. [[spoiler: On one hand, Jack reunites with his family after his BSOD, but Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]



* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]

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* [[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]ShootTheShaggyDog
24th Apr '14 10:21:43 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''''21 Grams''''' is a 2003 American drama film directed by AlejandroGonzalezInarritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/BenicioDelToro and Danny Huston.

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'''''21 Grams''''' is a 2003 American drama film directed by AlejandroGonzalezInarritu Creator/AlejandroGonzalezInarritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/BenicioDelToro and Danny Huston.
24th Apr '14 10:17:48 AM BadSplice
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* AnachronicOrder: Though the plot becomes more understandable about an hour in.

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* AnachronicOrder: For example, [[spoiler: The reactions of the other two in the motel after Paul shot himself]] is seen about a half-hour in. Though the plot becomes more understandable about an hour in.
24th Apr '14 10:14:50 AM BadSplice
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'''''21 Grams''''' is a 2003 American drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Danny Huston, and Creator/BenicioDelToro.

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'''''21 Grams''''' is a 2003 American drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu AlejandroGonzalezInarritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga. It stars Creator/SeanPenn, Creator/NaomiWatts, Creator/BenicioDelToro and Danny Huston, and Creator/BenicioDelToro.
Huston.



* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler:Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler:Christina [[spoiler: Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]



* CityWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)
* [[spoiler:Downer Ending: Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Jack and Paul both attempt suicide, the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]

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* CityWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)
* [[spoiler:Downer Ending:
[[spoiler:BittersweetEnding]]: Albeit a borderline DownerEnding. [[spoiler: On one hand, Jack reunites with his family after his BSOD, but Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]
* CityWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Jack [[spoiler: Jack and Paul both attempt suicide, the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Paul]]
* HolierThanThou: Jack

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler:Paul]]
[[spoiler: Paul]]
* HolierThanThou: JackJack, or at least he tries to be.



* {{Irony}}: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler:Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler:Christina [[spoiler: Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: As per the director's [[Film/AmoresPerros other]] [[Film/Babel works]], this is far on the cynical end.
9th Mar '14 7:28:54 PM Luigifan
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* AbusiveParents: In an EstablishingCharacterMoment, Jack not only lets his son hit his daughter but forces her to take another hit, quoting scripture. Then hitting his son for his act to begin with.

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* AbusiveParents: In an EstablishingCharacterMoment, Jack not only lets his son hit his daughter daughter, but forces her to take another hit, quoting scripture. Then hitting his son for his act to begin with.



* TheAtoner: Deconstructed with Jack. He genuinely wants to do good and atone for his actions but comes across as condescending, hypocritical and selfish, not really thinking how his actions will affect his family.
* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]

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* TheAtoner: Deconstructed with Jack. He genuinely wants to do good and atone for his actions actions, but comes across as condescending, hypocritical hypocritical, and selfish, not really thinking how his actions will affect his family.
* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter]]: [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: Christina [[spoiler:Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time he dies.]]



* [[spoiler: Downer Ending: Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jack and Paul both attempt suicide, the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]

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* [[spoiler: Downer [[spoiler:Downer Ending: Paul, in the midst of having a heart attack due to his heart failing him, shoots himself in the chest, leading Jack and Christina to rush him to the hospital. It's too late, Paul dies, and the conflict between Paul and Christina is unresolved.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jack [[spoiler:Jack and Paul both attempt suicide, the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]



* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Paul]]

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* TheHeroDies: [[spoiler: Paul]][[spoiler:Paul]]



* {{Irony}}: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler: Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]

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* {{Irony}}: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler: Christina [[spoiler:Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]



* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]]

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* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]][[spoiler:ShootTheShaggyDog]]
1st Mar '14 7:14:06 PM BadSplice
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-> ''"They say we all lose [[TitleDrop Twenty One Grams]] at the exact moment of our deaths. Twenty One Grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird."''

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-> ''"They say we all lose [[TitleDrop Twenty One Grams]] twenty one grams]] at the exact moment of our deaths. Twenty One Grams.one grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird."''
1st Mar '14 7:13:07 PM BadSplice
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* Irony: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler: Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]
* OffTheWagon: Naomi Watts' character

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* Irony: {{Irony}}: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler: Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]
* OffTheWagon: Naomi Watts' characterChristina
1st Mar '14 7:10:04 PM BadSplice
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-> ''"They say we all lose [[TitleDrop Twenty One Grams]] at the exact moment of our deaths. Twenty One Grams. The weight of a stack of five nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird."''
-->-- '''Paul''' (Creator/SeanPenn)



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: [[WordOfGod Iñárritu and Arriaga]] even admit that they used the "losing twenty one grams" motif as a form of this.



* CityWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)



* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]]



* TownWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)
* TrueArtIsAngsty: It says something when the most sympathetic character can also be classified as a stalker.
* TheWoobie: Paul. He's a man with a failing heart, has a wife [[spoiler: who had an abortion without telling him]] and tries to reach out to Christina when [[spoiler: he gets her dead husband's heart.]] And all he gets in the end is [[spoiler: death.]]

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* TownWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)
* TrueArtIsAngsty: It says something when the most sympathetic character can also be classified as a stalker.
* TheWoobie: Paul. He's a man with a failing heart, has a wife [[spoiler: who had an abortion without telling him]] and tries to reach out to Christina when [[spoiler: he gets her dead husband's heart.]] And all he gets in the end is [[spoiler: death.]]
1st Mar '14 7:00:33 PM BadSplice
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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time Paul dies.]]
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Sean Pean's character.

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* [[spoiler: BabiesEverAfter]]: Rare dark example. [[spoiler: It's heavily implied that Christina is pregnant with Paul's baby, but the news is broken at the same time Paul he dies.]]
* BillyNeedsAnOrgan: Sean Pean's character.Paul, due to a heart condition.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jack and Paul both attempt suicide,the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Jack and Paul both attempt suicide,the suicide, the former in prison, the latter in the climax. Paul is the only one who succeeds.]]


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* Irony: Mary's (Paul's wife) motivation is getting his sperm so she can have his child. [[spoiler: Christina is the one who ends up impregnated by Paul.]]


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* RRatedOpening: The first shot is Paul smoking a cigarette next to a sleeping Christina. Both are naked.


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* TownWithNoName: The city that the characters live in is unidentified, though heavily implied to be Memphis, Tennessee (where the film was shot.)


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* TheWoobie: Paul. He's a man with a failing heart, has a wife [[spoiler: who had an abortion without telling him]] and tries to reach out to Christina when [[spoiler: he gets her dead husband's heart.]] And all he gets in the end is [[spoiler: death.]]
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