Why didn’t someone hit me over the head and drag me to see Crash? I remember thinking that the film looked interesting and that I should probably see it. I never did. Until tonight. I was blown. a. way. What a powerful and emotional film.

I had no idea what it was about coming in and when the issue of race came up my first reaction was something along the lines of “oh great, more stereotypical images about race and racism.” I was shutup pretty quickly. This Oscar deserving (and winning) work delved into people, their relationships and the complex connections between them. The ensemble cast did wonderfully in their truthful portrayal of those dealing with tough situations. Each story managed to deepen the message that none of us are devoid of prejudices, whether our own or others’. One of the taglines says things very well:

It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something.

True for just L.A.?

I’m not really going to say much else about this film. I hightly recommend it to everyone. Relationships are difficult and we are all affected by race in one way or another. This film crashes head on with that in a brutally honest (and difficult) way. As a side, I appreciated that there was no one star. Everyone had their role, and filled it well. Mad props to Paul Haggis.

Jean: Do you want to hear something funny?
Maria: What’s that Mrs. Jean?
Jean: You’re the best friend I’ve got.

Categories: Movies
  1. Erin
    June 5th, 2006 at 16:45 | #1

    Haha funny- Mom and I got Crash from Netflix but Mom thought it was a different movie and the disc was cracked so we had to send it back… never saw it but put it back on the queue. Still there…. so you’re saying move it up to the top? :)

  2. Mom
    June 5th, 2006 at 16:47 | #2

    I just thought it was about a big plane crash or something; you know, the usual — how did I know it had substance?

  3. June 5th, 2006 at 18:43 | #3

    Yeah, definitely put it back at the top. It is a somewhat difficult movie to watch, but very well worth getting through. “Crash” is definitely more of a figurative title than literal.

  4. June 5th, 2006 at 19:06 | #4

    It’s pretty amazing huh? I saw it for the firs time not so long ago. I saw a bit about it on the NBC Nightly News, and if Brian Williams likes it, who am I to argue?

    Chris (My Blog)

  5. June 5th, 2006 at 19:42 | #5

    I saw this movie a few months ago when my parents rented it. I loved it. Mom & Dad were unimpressed. I still don’t get how they couldn’t get how good this movie really is. Definitely one I need to watch again once I clear my Netflix queue a bit.

  6. June 8th, 2006 at 13:15 | #6

    I thought I was going to hate it, but I have to say that it was one of the most thought provoj=king movies I have seen in a long time. I totally did not expect it to be as good as it was. Definately one that I could watch many times.

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