A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician (Sean Penn), a grieving mother (Naomi Watts) and a born-again ex-con (Benicio Del Toro).
Director Iñárritu (Birdman, The Revenant) memorably plays with straightforward storytelling as he links a group of troubled people in unpredictable ways.
After starring in many notable films, such as Mulholland Drive (2001) and box-office smash The Ring (2002), Watts earned her first Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.
Following her performance in 21 Grams, the New York Times praised her performance, stating ‘Watts reinvents herself with each performance, it’s easy to forget how brilliant she is’.
‘Boasts so many moments of sublime acting that it's hard to know where to start’ – Dallas Morning News
‘Naomi Watts fulfills the promise she showed in Mulholland Drive and gives the most heart-wrenching performance of any actress so far this year’ - USA Today
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