"Crash": Evaluation paper for WRI

Essay by mimmiLCollege, UndergraduateA+, May 2006

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"A Brentwood housewife and her DA husband. A Persian store owner. Two police detectives who are also lovers. A black television director and his wife. A Mexican locksmith. Two car-jackers. A rookie cop. A middle-aged Korean couple... They all live in Los Angeles. And in the next 36 hours, they will all collide..."(Lions Gate Entertainment). That's a part of the plot summary that I found on the official Crash website, and it sums up most of the characters in the movie, and gives you a hint of how much is going to happen.

Crash is one of the best movies I have seen. It has all the things that a good movie should have: good actors, good story, and a good message.

It's a movie that reaches out to all of us. It shows the everyday life of a bunch of people with very different backgrounds. The main theme is basically how we are afraid of people who are different and look different.

The movie starts by presenting about ten characters in different situations. We find out a little bit about their personalities, backgrounds, and what they think about racism. As time goes by, the characters get more and more involved in each others' lives in a very smart way. The characters meet with and without noticing it. The whole movie is so deep and smart. The way Paul Haggis put it all together is just brilliant.

When this movie was about to come out, I heard that Sandra Bullock was in it. The first thing that came to my mind was that it was just another typical movie in which Sandra Bullock usually acts as the head character, but after I saw Crash, I understood that it wasn't the case in this movie. This is as much...