And that's probably part of why I was so intrigued by last spring's hit movie 21 based on the inspired-by-true-events book, Bringing Down the House, about a group of MIT students who earned big bucks counting cards in Vegas. Sure, Jim Sturgess made for great eye candy, Aaron Yoo's wacky ways provided the chuckles, and it was cool to see Kate Bosworth playing a brainiac, but most of all, there was just something so relateable about this random group of students who came together over card games (granted, I'm too much of a wimp to even bet a penny on anything! And now the film is available on DVD..some cool bonus features. The one called "21: The Advantage Player," where the cast reveals the techniques behind counting cards. Also on the DVD are two other videos, "Basic Strategy: A Complete Film Journal," which goes behind the scenes of the making of the film and "Money Plays: A Tour of the Good Life," which shows the high roller lifestyle the college kids lived once they hit Vegas. so trust me, it's totally worth betting on this DVD. Jim Sturgess is an English actor who is best known for his role as "Jude" in the film "Across the Universe".
The role of George Boleyn in The Other Boleyn Girl movie is played by my lover Jim Sturgess. Jim showed up at the London premiere last night and was identified by photo agencies as a “guest”.
And starring next with Kate Bosworth in 21, a movie about Vegas, blackjack, and cheating.
But it wasn't just about the game, it was such a bonding activity.
I ended up making friends outside my normal circle of friends in those final weeks of school, all over a silly deck of cards.
The bright lights, casinos, hotels, the colors, the excitement.