Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Crash - The Movie

Have you ever seen the movie "Crash"? This movie won 3 Academy Awards and is co-produced by Don Cheadle, who happens to be one of my favorite actors!
I am currently in classes given by Cornell University to earn a Family Development Credential. In class we are currently discussing cultural sensitivity, racial biases, and barriers, so today in class we viewed the movie "Crash". This is a very racially charged, stereotype driven movie, which aims to explore the issues of racial tolerance and racial intolerance, and show to the world all the prejudices that we carry around us like a shield knowingly and unknowingly. I had rented the movie twice previously but for whatever reason I never sat down to watch it.

So I finally got to see it today and let me just say it is a very emotionally charged and draining movie. It was also the cause of a very interesting "discussion" after we watched it! I do see why the movie won 3 Oscars!

If you have never seen it I would suggest that you watch it. It is rated R, so put the kids to bed first.

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Jenn 08 January, 2008 19:59

Damn good movie. Very emotional and honest. Wonderfuly done. I can see why it won best picture.

I love a good thought provoking film like this one. It made me think for a very long time after seeing it.

Pam 08 January, 2008 21:01

I've never seen it---I will have to check it out! Thanks!


'CRASH' is definitely one of the best orchestrated movies to ever come out. Its ability to tackle the issues of racism and stereotype was really well executed. The movie also showed that mankind is actually capable of caring for and about each other in times of crisis.

Pretty much everyone should see this movie, especially those that come from a background that is rooted in racism or misrepresentation of someone's or a cultures character.


Rosemarie 09 January, 2008 09:50

This movie is deep and one with a message that stays with you for days.

I'm not a supporter of Rated R movies, but certainly pushed the rating aside to view this flick. As a Christian movie reviewer, this was beautifully executed. They had humanity holding up a mirror. We all need work.

Oh, you're on the blogroll! ;)

AJ 09 January, 2008 17:03

I thought this was a great movie that should be required viewing for everyone.

MsMarvalus 09 January, 2008 20:11

This movie is one of my favorites because it made you think...and it was real. I agree with everyone else that says it should be required viewing...

shae-shae 10 January, 2008 22:15

I love Crash... it's one of my favs. Luda & Terrance Howard did a great job.

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tAnYeTTa 12 January, 2008 00:29

Excellent Movie.

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