Thursday, June 15, 2006


(the race movie, not the sexual fetish movie)

I know I am way behind on this, and I want to tip my hat to my buddies at the Bureau of Prisons who recommended this a long time ago to me. My wife and I finally saw Crash last night on DVD. It was an amazing experience. Crash is one of those very rare movies that I want to write something about, but there is not much I can write about it. The filmmaker said, in the special features, that he wanted it to be a movie people would get passionate about and talk, and argue, and debate and so on. I certainly want to, it certainly stirred a huge amount of emotion and thought in my wife and me, but the movie is so well done, and so complete, that I don't have much to say about it, other than that everyone, who can stomach the language, should see it. I was simply blown away by how well rounded the movie was, and how it did not portray any of the characters as sterotypes or caricatures, but as real human beings. No matter how awful a character was in one scene, you could see where they were coming from, where their prejudices came from, and how they struggled with it every day. No one is perfect, we are all weak, and sinful. Yet, we all have the ability to do good. Doing the right thing is rarely easy, and people stumble on to the right path, as much as they take it intentionally. I don't think I have anything bad to say about Crash, or anything that I would do differently were I the filmmaker. If you haven't seen it yet, do yourself, and your fellow human beings a favor, and see it.