"Crash": Evaluation Paper For Wri

1254 words - 5 pages

"A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple... They all live in Los Angeles. And in the next 36 hours, they will all collide..."(Lions Gate Entertainment). That's a part of the plot summary that I found on the official Crash website, and it sums up most of the characters in the movie, and gives you a hint of how much is going to happen.Crash is one of the best movies I have seen. It has all the things that a good movie should have: good actors, good story, and a good message.It's a movie that reaches out to all of us. It shows the everyday life of a bunch of people with very different backgrounds. The main theme is basically how we are afraid of people who are different and look different.The movie starts by presenting about ten characters in different situations. We find out a little bit about their personalities, backgrounds, and what they think about racism. As time goes by, the characters get more and more involved in each others' lives in a very smart way. The characters meet with and without noticing it. The whole movie is so deep and smart. The way Paul Haggis put it all together is just brilliant.When this movie was about to come out, I heard that Sandra Bullock was in it. The first thing that came to my mind was that it was just another typical movie in which Sandra Bullock usually acts as the head character, but after I saw Crash, I understood that it wasn't the case in this movie. This is as much Sandra Bullock's movie as Magnolia was Tom Cruise's movie. He was in it, but it sure wasn't his movie. This is the kind of movie in which each character is carrying their part of the story. You can see some great actors in the film, some of them you've seen many times before and some are new faces, at least to me. A few of the more famous ones are, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser & the rapper Ludacris. The not so famous ones however, were the one's who made me really love this movie. For example, Michael Peña, as the Mexican locksmith, showed a really close bond to his little girl. The scene where the invisible shield he gave to her came to use was heartbreaking.It's very difficult to sum up this movie, because it has so many different stories that are constantly woven in and out of each other, the same method that was used in the movie Magnolia. An example of that is when Sandra Bullock and her husband got their car stolen. After that, she wants to change the locks on all the doors, but when the Mexican man shows up to change them, she says that she wants them redone again the next morning by someone who does not look like a gang member, as he did. And then there are the two criminals who argue about how people look at them like they are criminals just because they are black, when they were the ones who stole the car from Sandra Bullock and her...

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