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I accidentally came across this movie, 21 (2008), last Saturday on Catch On movie channel after almost the whole day of devouring bits and pieces of news about the suicide of South Korea's former president Noh Moo Hyun.

21 is a movie inspired by the true story of the MIT Blackjack Team as told in Ben Mezrich's Bringing Down the House. It's about the brilliant MIT students who have mastered the art of card counting and took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.

Now, i'm not particularly fond of math or anything that has something to do with numbers!lol and the only card games I know are "pares-pares" (or "pairs" wherein you just have to put down two cards of the same suit or numbers) and "pekwa" (wherein a player must bring down a single card at a time to complete a single or more decks of cards)

But what drew my attention to the movie was the said to be "math genius" characters portrayed in the film (though it wasn't that convincing). I majored in Special Education and movies highlighting exceptional individuals (such as The Miracle Worker, I am Sam, Little Man Tate, August Rush etc..) always make me interested so I gave it a shot.

In the end, I decided, I would very much prefer Ocean's Eleven though. It was not much of a wower. But it was fast-paced and quite interesting, for entertainment's sake, as well. Oh, and you'd be left hoping to learn how to beat the dealer,too!


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