Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

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Complex movie with mature themes -- not for kids.

R 2005 98 minutes

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This movie jusr didn't work for me,

Ewan McGregor is poorly cast in this movie. More attention seems to have been put in to his dorky wardrobe than creating a believable character. I just could not suspend my disbelief and see him as a psychiatrist. Ditto for Naomi Watts; she is just too good looking in the part of artist/art teacher. Much over-wrought acting from McGregor - and very little substance. The movie is trying to make a visual impact via repetative use of imagery, mirrors especially, elements overlapping from one scene to the next, but I don't think this was to good effect. Includes totally superfluous strip bar scene - although the women are clad (somewhat...). How many movies to we need to watch with the ubiquitous strip bar scene? What a cliche. This movie spins a tale that is just not believable to me and is poorly told. It just didn't work.

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    21 Grams

    Thought-provoking film not for tweens/young teens.

    age 17+

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