21 (2008)

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Ben Campbell is a young, highly intelligent, student at M.I.T. who strives to succeed. Wanting a scholarship to transfer to Harvard School of Medicine to become a doctor, Ben learns that he cannot afford the $300,000 tuition as he comes from a poor, working-class background. But one evening, Ben is introduced by his unorthodox math professor to a small but secretive club. Students Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher, who are being trained by Professor Rosa in to count cards at blackjack.

Film Title and Background
"21" is a drama film released in the year 2008. It is directed by Robert Luketic and is based on the book "Bringing Down your house" by Ben Mezrich. The film features an ensemble of stars including Kevin Spacey, Jim Sturgess, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Bosworth, Liza Lapira, and Aaron Yoo. The plot mostly focuses on a group of MIT students who utilize their abilities in mathematics and strategy to win big in Las Vegas.

"21" informs the story of Ben Campbell (Jim Sturgess), a talented however economically having a hard time student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who masters mathematics. His supreme dream is to get into Harvard Medical School, however, with a significant tuition fee of $300,000, he finds himself at odds with his dream.

His teacher, Micky Rosa (Kevin Spacey), who also sees Ben's capacity, uses him a location in his secret group. This group consists of five other trainees - Jill, Choi, Kianna, and Fisher - who are trained to end up being experts in card counting. Rosa devises a series of codes and hand signals which assist the team win big at the casinos in Las Vegas. Ben initially resists however ultimately signs up with the group, lured by the pledge of making sufficient money to satisfy his dream.

Escalation and Climax
Ben and the group constantly win at the blackjack tables in Vegas, making significant quantities of money. Ben starts getting in a world of unlimited cash, totally free penthouse suites, and a growing attraction for his teammate, Jill Taylor (Kate Bosworth). Despite all this, his objective stays to make $300,000, after which he plans to quit.

Nevertheless, gambling establishment enforcer Cole Williams (Laurence Fishburne), who is a professional at recognizing card counters, gets wind of their operation. Stress develops as Ben becomes intoxicated by the Vegas lifestyle, leading him to lose sight of the team's system and his initial objective. He begins making reckless decisions, causing a fallout between him and the rest of the group.

Eventually, Ben is captured by Williams, who questions and beats him, however doesn't hand him to the cops. Instead, Williams takes his profits, leaving Ben with nothing. Back at MIT, Rosa approaches Ben for their share of the cash, but upon finding the money missing out on, Ben and his three pals are welcomed to satisfy Rosa at the underground gambling establishment.

Throughout this meeting, Williams ambushes Rosa, taking all his jackpots as repayment for a past complaint. Rosa is apprehended, and the group disbands. In a twist, Ben privately makes a copy of Rosa's locker combination and recovers the bag of chips.

In the end, Ben makes enough money for his tuition fees and graduates from Harvard Medical School. He rebuilds his life, distancing himself from the world of gaming and card counting. The film "21" ends with Ben stating the entire story to a surprised recruiter in an interview for a task at a prominent company in Chicago.

The motion picture works as a morality tale about the risks of greed and the significance of integrity. In spite of its remarkable liberties with the source product, "21" supplies a thrilling journey into the world of high-stakes gambling and the lengths young, intelligent people will go to protect their futures.

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