What do you think the movie Crash has to say about contemporary life?

United States
May 1, 2007 10:32pm CST
I believe it discusses the power of empathy because everyone has a story and a reason for doing the things they do. We need to understand each other better, and ultimately, it speaks to the power of hope and redemption as the ashes at the end symbolize.
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• United States
2 May 07
Racism is bad! Haha, ok it obviously goes much deeper than that. I think it speaks well to all the preconceived notions we have about a lot of things. Our preconceived notions must be recognized and dealt with before the explode in out faces. I wrote a (very brief) write-up about it here (if anyone cares): http://www.mattjonesblog.com/2006/06/05/crash/
• United States
18 Jun 07
You said that so perfectly! That's what I felt when I saw Crash. I cried and cried as it broke my heart and reminded me that we're all imperfect, but loving, beings doing the best we can. I don't think any other movie has had as intense an impact on me as this one. I couldn't stop crying even after the movie was over, and I NEVER do that! But I felt a lot more love and compassion for myself and for the other humans around me. I think it would do me good to watch this regularly.
@eashoor (307)
• Canada
24 Jun 07
Agreed with all comments. One scene I connected with was when the Iranian tempered mans shop got vandelized and the writings on the walls were directed at insulting arabs. The wife said "when did persians become arabs?" as she hecticly cleaned the walls. I have found that non Gulf/middleastern people tend to confuse these facts. (pure opinion) Confessions of a soon to be X -Saudi woman
@takkea (394)
• United States
16 May 07
You make a great point. Crash is a very true movie. It is so realistic that it teaches the viewer about some of life's lessons and it makes us extremely sympathetic to the characters.
@takkea (394)
• United States
15 May 07
I think that Crash also emphasizes the need to forgive and how life can change in a quick second. Alot o the issues that it addresses do occur in our daily life but people do not realize its existence.
• South Africa
13 May 07
racism is a barrier to comphrehensive development as the world wheres every one is living in suspicion of each other hence trust among human has been eroded. even as young as 2 years child can sense the tension between the races
@missak (3311)
• Spain
2 May 07
Totally agree with you. I love this movie. It depicts incredibly why we still missunderstand each other in day to day life, and some problems that we all are guily and victim at the same time. It has a masterful screenplay where all the characters are somehow good and bad at a real natural way. Also the story is told disordered, what make the spectator think and take things not just as a story, but also as a real thing that happens again and again.