Thursday, March 09, 2006

Crash

Today we are going to watch the Academy Award winning movie "Crash" as a family. It has an R rating and Tom and I have already seen it.

We know that there are a few questionable scenes... but, that is why we are going to watch it as a family and discuss it afterwards. The main point of the movie is racism. Everyone in the movie is a stereotype. Whether they are white, black, hispanic, persian or asian. Every race is stereotyped.

Tom and I could see why it won BEST PICTURE OF THE YEAR. It made both of us think. Especially watching it while we live in another culture. One could easily stereotype Russian behavior. In fact several movies I have seen do exactly that. Not all Russian men are in the mafia.

If you decide to watch Crash, know that there is a sex scene, a lot of language and some difficult racial scenes to watch. Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Angela Bassett, Thandie Newton, Larenz Tate, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Frazier, Tony Danza are all a part of the ensemble cast. The movie is well acted and thought provoking.

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