21 Grams

Character: Cristina Peck

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Written by: Guillermo Arriaga

Produced by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Robert Salerno

Cast Members: Sean Penn, Carly Nahon, Danny Huston, Claire Pakis, Benicio Del Toro

Released date: January 16, 2004

Genre: Crime, Drama

Duration: 2h 4min

A freak accident brings together a critically ill mathematician, a grieving mother, and a born-again ex-con.

Taglines
→ Difference between dead and life
→ How much does life weigh?
→ They say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death… everyone. The weight of a stack of nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird…
→ How much does love weigh?
→ How much does revenge weigh?
→ This Fall, fate weighs in.
→ How much does guilt weigh?

Trivia
♦ Naomi Watts accepted the role without reading the script first.
♦ At Sean Penn’s urging, Naomi Watts hit him for real during an emotionally charged scene between them.

On her Oscar nomination
“It’s far beyond what I ever dreamed for – that would have been too far fetched.”[The Age – February 11, 2004]

About her performance
♥ “Because Ms. Watts reinvents herself with each performance, it’s easy to forget how brilliant she is. She has a boldness that comes from a lack of overemphasis, something actresses sometimes do to keep up with Mr. Penn”. The New York Times
♥ “Watts is riveting, but she’s much better in scenes of extreme emotion than in those requiring subtlety.” The San Francisco Chronicle

Script developed by Never Enough Design