film about racism, prejudice and the common negative assumptions we
all make every day.
Crash is a film about people, rich, poor, good, bad, black, white
and every other shade of human being that inhabits Los Angeles. This racially
and economically diverse group of people pursue lives that collide with
one another in unexpected ways. They say that anyone on earth can be connected
to any other person on the planet through a chain of acquaintances that
has no more than five intermediaries and crash shows just how simple that
Primarily Crash is a film about racism, prejudice and the common negative
assumptions we all make every day. Each of the main characters is faced
with an event that will change their perception not only of their own
lives but also the assumptions they make about the people who share the
city of angels.
There's a police detective whose mother can't quite kick her drug
habit and whose brother already has three strikes and a warrant out for
his arrest. Two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society
and race, a district attorney and his irritated and pampered wife. He
doesn't want it made public that they've been car jacked by a black person
because it might lose him the black vote. Then there's a racist veteran
cop powerless to help his sick father, a successful Hollywood director
and his wife who come to realise that success doesn't bring
immunity from racism, a disillusioned father who buys a gun to protect
his shop and a locksmith and his young daughter who is afraid
of bullets until he gives her his special protective cloak.
Although the blatant racism and bigotry may make us feel uncomfortable
it is nonetheless a very realistic portrait and though few of us admit
it we have all at some time or another made the same assumptions, if
only in the company of those we feel comfortable with.
Crash has a message for everyone, if you get it, you're sure to be a better