Whole Movie Portal for 21

21 (2008) ***1/2
Whole Movie Portal for ESL movie lesson, 21

(focus on academia vs. Las Vegas, Blackjack)

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Contains 6 movie quotes & 15 Academic Words (AWL*).
Based on true events, five MIT students become experts at the card game of Blackjack and team up to win millions in Las Vegas. Ben Campbell insists he only wants $300,000 to go to Harvard Medical School. He quickly learns that his new life is much more exciting than being a student. It gets more complicated when he falls in love with Jill Taylor. Soon the players attract the attention of casino security, and things turn violent. Can Ben get out before it’s too late? Rated PG-13 (120 min.) mike laib 2010.

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3. Estimate how you'll use available time for both watching and discussing the movie.
4. Remember: Most questions on the lesson are easy for a native speaker of English to answer, so the movie itself is the answer key.
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