Tuesday, 24 May 2005

Film: Crash

*** USA/Germany. 113 min. Colour 2004. Written & Directed by Paul Haggis. Cast: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, William Fichtner, Ludacris, Thandie Newton, Ryan Phillippe. @ 1:30 pm Cineplex Odeon on Granville with Mike.

With a plot surrounds car accidents, Paul Haggis chains a series of coincidental events with multiple characters through the streets of Los Angeles. I thought it was good, i didn't love it. I felt the racism theme was too heavy in the film, one "black" or other stereotype, racism joke/comment one after the other, i felt it was over melodramatic and unnecessary. I like how Haggis uses the first half of the film developing the hate and conflicts of each character then each one came to an epithany. The acting in the film was great, Matt Dillon was great. The best was the Tony Danza unexpected appearance: "You're not black enough!!" I was very surprised they used Stereophonics' Maybe Tomorrow to end the film but it was sort of appropriate.

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