"No matter how paranoid or conspiracy-minded you are, what the government is actually doing is worse than you imagine." - - - William Blum

May 09, 2005


There's plenty of entertaining fodder in the theatres this year, what with Star Wars, Hitchhikers Guide, War of the Worlds, etc. coming your way. However, there's one movie that I suggest should be at the top of everyone's serious moviegoing list: CRASH. An intensely thought-provoking look at the underbelly of racism in Los Angeles, you spend the entire first half wondering if people could possibly be more fearful and intolerant of their fellow man. And it all seems so real, like you've met every single character during your life. The second half, though, says something else about human spirit.

Don't be scared off because Sandra Bullock is listed first in the cast. I think it's only because they list them alphabetically. She has a very minor role as the bitchy wife of the L.A. District Attorney, and she plays a decent bitch. The remainder of the cast is just phenomenal and the acting and story is gut-wrenchingly real, yet strangely gratifying at the end.

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