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Crash "Why being racist doesn't necessarily mean being inhuman"

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lilibet · 13/08/2005 17:50

Went to see this fantastic film last night and this is a line from the BBC review of it.

Every person in it is, if not a racist, certainly judges people by stereotypes and it makes you question what your own reaction would be be in the same circumstances.

There isn't one story, its about a collection of people, who without knowing it are linked, and their life during one day in LA.

There is humour in it, some incredibly tense moments, the acting is superb, the script is wonderful and it's one of the very best films I have seen in ages.

I don't want to give away too much of the storyline, but would urge anyone to go and see it, it really was a fantastic film.

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HondaDream · 16/08/2005 08:55

I've seen it too and thought the whole thing was stunning. Very well done.

lilibet · 16/08/2005 10:59

So glad someone else has seen it and agrees.

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kama · 16/08/2005 11:01

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LittleMadamOfManchester · 16/08/2005 20:28

was it called crash?

katierocket · 22/08/2005 19:12

great film, full or ironies.

sarjon · 22/08/2005 19:26

Went to see this the other night and was stunned by how well it was produced - really made you think about your own reactions to certain situations - definitely one to see!

hub2dee · 25/08/2005 08:16

Saw this for my birthday last night. Very well made. A touch Hollywood and overly perfect in a few parts but I thought it was excellent. Thought provoking.

Right... now who wants to move to the US now ????

(or is the message universal, and as applicable to us in the UK ????)

lilibet · 25/08/2005 09:15

The office that I am supposed to work in (sat here at the moment in fact ) has quite a few people who would not in a million years describe themselves as racist, but some of the comments that are voiced make me cringe.

I don't think that it is just America, in fact I always presumed that they had a more tolerant approach than us in most places.

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acnebride · 28/08/2005 22:58

I really enjoyed this too. Thought the acting was brilliant. Also liked the fact that although there was a violent atmosphere, the most violent act was not even shown.

complex lives, complex stories.

Dahlia · 08/09/2005 17:53

I really want to go and see this. It sounds a little bit like Magnolia which I really loved. Could anyone that's seen it tell me how long it is? (for babysitter purposes!)

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Disbelief · 19/09/2005 17:55

What is the film called?

suzywong · 16/10/2005 11:40

I just saw it last night, how refreshing to hear "real" dialogue. I couldn't stop thinking about it, superb acting from the whole cast.

But is the writer/director's name really Paul Haggis??? Maybe pronounced Har-jess.

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