8 am and still haven't slept, I'm on fire....
Directed by: Robert Luketic
Starring: Jim Sturgess, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, Aaron Yoo, Liza Lapira, Jacob Pitts, Laurence Fishburne
Synopsis: Ben Campbell is a shy, brilliant M.I.T. student who--needing to pay school tuition--finds the answers in the cards. He is recruited to join a group of the school's most gifted students that heads to Vegas every weekend armed with fake identities and the know-how to turn the odds at blackjack in their favor. With unorthodox math professor and stats genius Micky Rosa leading the way, they've cracked the code. By counting cards and employing an intricate system of signals, the team can beat the casinos big time. Seduced by the money, the Vegas lifestyle, and by his smart and sexy teammate, Jill Taylor, Ben begins to push the limits. Though counting cards isn't illegal, the stakes are high, and the challenge becomes not only keeping the numbers straight, but staying one step ahead of the casinos' menacing enforcer: Cole Williams.
So, what do you expect from a movie, what is called the most famous card game? It's obvious, right? Starts off with a nice little introduction and then starts off. A bit traditional, at some parts. Guy falls in love with a girl, does things out of the ordinary, gets in trouble, finds a way out of it, disses his friends and so on... The usual. The way they it finished is great. Something that I didn't expect, but the ending scenes are still traditional. Be being a gamble sort of I love the idea of 21 and card counting and the traditional part.. neeh.. why not! I will state that I like this movie, but.. for others to watch.. go for it, but don't expect TOOO much. Final Verdict?? You'll watch it once and that's about it.