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I watched "21" first, but then saw this one in the video store. This movie is less flashy and "Hollywoodish", but has a deeper, more meaningful story, in my opinion. If you liked "21", check this one out, for sure!
I may be bias -- because quite frankly I'm actually a fan of any Canadian-produced cinema, crappy-made or otherwise -- but I really enjoyed this movie a lot. Despite the cast consisting of essentially B to C-list actors and obviously a lot less budget than the Kevin Spacey-helmed "21", this had a more "gritty" feel as opposed to the latter.
You don't realize how good the "crap" that comes out of Hollywood until you compare it to the "crap" that comes out of other countries (in this case Canada). Alright, I guess it wasn't that bad of a movie but it was definitely not as good as "21" and that movie was mediocre.
I actually liked this quite a bit. There's some cheesy stuff in it and it's nothing too original but I ended up liking the trio (especially Katherine Isabelle) and the story was never boring. It sucks that there's, what is essentially, a remake of this coming out with a better cast but I'm a fan of Spacey, Sturgess and Bosworth so it should be good.
Very well done small Canadian film. Highly recommended; especially now that Hollywood is releasing '21' with some big names...but essentially the same movie. It's sad, they are remaking movies within 4 years now. (I've never read the book, so can't comment there)