Cinderella Man Crash
Last Friday night I went to the movies alone. It was a late showing of Crash - 11:00 and I didn't really want anyone to go with me. I knew the movie was going to be emotional for me and sometimes I don't like to go to movies with people that I know when I am going to be upset afterward.
Crash is a great movie about the affects of ignorance and racism. Words hurt. The interesting thing about the movie is how we see various people's lives intertwined and woven together in a very tight little circle. The Mexican locksmith is connected to the Persian store owner, the Locksmith is also connected to the Brendan Fraser and Sandra Bullock who happen to be connected to Ludacris the black car theif and the Black car theif ends up being connected to the Black Business man who is connected to the corrupt cop and the corrupt cops partner - it goes on and on like this and you are amazed at how the actions of one person can influence the actions of another.
The movie really got to me at my core. It opens your eyes and paints a brilliantly dark picture of ignorance, stereotypes, and racism and how in the end they hurt everyone.
Is the movie a little bit rough at times? Yes. Would I take my mom to go and see it? No. But I think it is one of the best movies put out in a long time.
Possibly the best movie that I have seen this year. Russell Crowe's best performance since Gladiator- wait, has he been in anything since Gladiator? Anyway, the movie is superbly acted and the story is about hope and love and everything that is good and decent in this world. Ladies, if you are still single and you are anything like Rene Zellweger in this movie then please contat me because we should get married soon. I don't know any man that doesn't want a wife that is this supportive. She is there for him in the good times and the bad and if I had someone behind me like she is behind him - I think I could move mountains.
If you have seen either of these movies I would love to hear what you thought about them.
I love you all.