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Monday, March 31, 2008


The basic synopsis of this film is as follows: "A group of students from MIT learn the art of card counting and walk away from Las Vegas with millions of dollars."

I think that basically sums it up if you were to try and come up with a logline to describe the film. It goes a bit deeper than that. Yesterday, I went and saw this movie at The Arclight as is an ongoing treat for myself.

What originally captured my interest in this movie was Kevin Spacey and Las Vegas. Almost any movie involving Las Vegas makes me interested in seeing it. I also think Kevin Spacey is a great actor. There's something about his stage presence, if you will, that keeps him quite interesting and engaging as an actor to watch.

The actor I never heard of, Jim Sturgess, who had top billing was great. I've never seen this kid before and I really think he is going to have quite a thriving acting career. The chemistry between the entire cast was thrilling to watch. Not to mention, it made me want to go to Las Vegas. Kate Bosworth was hot as always. There really wasn't anything about this movie I disliked. This surprises me. It was very entertaining as a whole.

And to think this movie is based on a true story. It makes me want to learn how to count cards. But if there are still casino thugs like the one Lawrence Fishburne played, I'll just fantasize about winning millions.

If I had stars, I'd give it 4 out of 5.

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