Crash: A Complex and Convincing Movie

        I would venture to say that the film Crash is one of the best films ever made. It is about a group of people who in the beginning have nothing to do with one another. It reminds me of another movie called Six Degrees of Separation, directed by Fred Schepsi in 1993, where all of their lives somehow connect and come together.

        Crash was directed by Paul Haggis. It has an absolutely amazing cast, including Sandra Bullock, Brendan Frasier, Don Cheadle, Ludacris, and Ryan Phillippe. In the very beginning of the movie, the viewers see two black men walking down the street discussing racial issues and stating that they do not get it when a white woman sees a black man she automatically clings to her husband. Just at they moment they pass a husband and wife, and she does just that. The two black men start talking about how white people are always afraid they are going to be robbed. Just at that moment, the two black men talking hold a gun to the wife's head and threaten to kill her if they do not hand over the keys to the car. That is only the beginning of this roller coaster ride of a story. Race seems to be the issues of this movie. A racist police officer molests a woman in front of her husband. Then later on in the movie after the wife is in a wreck and her car is burning, she is about to die when the same police officer that had molested her comes and saves her life.

         The camera shots in this movie were absolutely amazing. The scene where the lady is burning in her car and the policeman is trying to save her shows the gasoline and the fire and each little aspect in slow motion with this music blaring in the background. It is so intense and absolutely makes so many of the scenes in this film seem brilliant in a different light.

        I would definitely rate this movie in the top ten best movies I have ever seen. What is surprising to me is that this movie did not make it really big in the theaters. The cast and the story line are so beautiful and touching one cannot help but get emotional at the end.

Danielle Cain

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