"Crash" - the movie

by Billygoat 58 Replies latest social entertainment

  • bikerchic

    I just watched this movie yesterday from Showtime. I had wanted to rent it but hey it was on TV!

    I liked it and thought it very telling about human nature. You always think you know what you would do in certain situations until you are truly put to the test.

    itsallgoodnow for me summed it up best and it's worth repeating:

    To me, the theme of the movie is --- you don't know yourself as well as you think you do. Something could happen and you could react way differently than you thought you would. Racism is just what gets everything moving in that movie. It's not only about that.

    spoiler alert - -

    Matt Dillon's character probably never thought he would risk his life for a black woman. Don Cheadle's character probably never thought he would screw over another cop to help his deadbeat brother. Ryan Philipe's character probably never thought he would shoot somebody because he was acting suspiciously while being black. The Persian father probably never thought he would try to kill someone out of rage. Sandra Bullock's character probably never thought she would someday realize her maid was a better friend than any of her other friends. Ludacris's character wouldn't have expected to help asian immigrants and pass up an opportunity to make money at their expense. Terrence Howard's character probably never imagined he had it in him to stand up to thugs and cops.

    I thought that aspect of the movie was the most interesting.

  • MsMcDucket

    There were a lot of strange twists in the movie. Like the scenes with the Asian guy, here I am thinking one way about him only to find out that he and his wife are not that way AT ALL. (I'm trying not to spoil it for those who have not seen it.)

  • Snoozy

    Unless the movie had a scene where they were making out in the car with leather and handcuffs..I didn't see the right movie..

    I turned it off and watched something else.

    It doesn't sound like the same movie..I think it was the porn movie someone else got ahold of..

    I think it was on Showtime or HBO or some other movie channel..not a porn channel..although it should have been..

    Snoozy Q...

  • stillAwitness

    I thought it was good. Made me cry but thats just cause I'm such a sap. Ludicris was alright in it. But I just saw him as Ludicris the rapper and nothing more. Excellent portayal of race in this country and how others think about it. P.S Any white women out there really feel they'd be accused as a racist if they decide to cluth that purse just a lil tighter while walking down the street near a black man?

  • onesong

    Great movie!! For me it demonstrates the need to go thru life without judgement of others. Everyone has a reason for what and why they do what they do.

    Compassion, true love in action, allows us to look past the exterior and obvious and see a bigger picture with everyone.

    Nothing is as simple as black and white, right and wrong. The moment we can acknowledge that and look deeper we begin to grow.

  • looking_glass

    I saw it with a whole group of people of all different races and nationalities. What was most interesting was after we left the theater and went to supper, everybody's perspective was different. We all agreed that the movie was an eye opener and really good.

  • serendipity

    I think the intent of the movie was to encourage more dialogue about race relations.

  • PorPorCoro

    It reminded me of a remake of the movie '13 conversations about 1 thing,' but it was still a good good movie.

  • serendipity

    Hi por por coro and welcome to the forum!

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