You think you know who you are. You have no idea.
"It’s the sense of touch. In any real city, you walk, you know? You brush past people, people bump into you. In L.A., nobody touches you. We’re always behind this metal and glass. I think we miss that touch so much, that we crash into each other, just so we can feel something."
A story takes place in Los Angeles where racism looms underneath the land-of-freedom surface. People are all connected no matter which race they belong to. An action of a person will lead to a reaction from the other people around him, and sometimes the consequences of this action is beyond one’s control. Indeed, we could not predict the outcome of our action. Life is full of this chain-reaction.
In "Crash," people literally crash into one another , not only "physically" but also "verbally" and, perhaps the most important of all, "mentally." The movie portrays clearly how people could go beyond their limits once their territories have been invaded.
The movie starred one of the most veteran ensemble of cast, i.e. Don Cheadle, Sandra Bullock, Ludacris, Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, William Fichtner, Brendan Fraser, and Ryan Phillippe, just to name a few. Their performances are superb. It’s no doubt why it won the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2006 in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Moreover, Crash has been nominated for 6 categories in the Academy Awards 2006 including the best motion picture of the year. The director and scriptwriter Paul Haggis did a marvelous job in intervening such a rich and complex characteristics of various people in the American society together.
All in all, the movie is fantastic. Through a clever script and perfect editing, the movie is full of elements of surprise.
5 Stars out of 5 – recommend to everyone.