Crash

The other day I decided to see the movie Crash. It had gotten good reviews here in Sweden and people who had seen it said it was a really good movie. It’s the work of Paul Haggis, who made it big when he wrote the screenplay for Million Dollar Baby.

The verdict? It was a really good movie! It deals with racism in LA, and there are several stories that intertwine with each other. A little bit like Short Cuts, but definitely not as much, and the stories are more connected here. There are some really strong moments in the movie that really has got you on your toes. Squirming, not sure if to look or not, but not able to turn away your eyes.

There’s this kind of melancholic ambience hanging over it, and I love that. To me, it’s like those moments when you’ve worked too late and you’re sitting on the train on the way home, looking out into the darkness. Listening to some cool music, like Hurricane by Bob Dylan, Hurt, the Johnny Cash-version, Like Little Willie John by Mark Lanegan or maybe Highway to hell in Marit Bergmans interpretation.

I really liked it, and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

Crash at IMDB

4 Comments

  • Interesting, as I only watched it a month ago or so as well. I loved it, especially the whole racial aspect in the movie. It might, at times, not be exactly pleasant to be confronted with, but it's as real as it can get.

    You should write about Lost. Having seen the premiere of Season 2, I am having a hard time not to write about it myself. πŸ˜‰

  • Robert Nyman says:

    Jeroen,

    Yes, it's a great movie.

    I'm actually planning on watching the new episode of Lost tonight. πŸ™‚

    And yes, some day I'll definitely write about it.

  • erikd says:

    I really enjoyed it too, but I must say I liked Don Cheadle even more in Hotel Rwanda, which is an awesome movie.

  • Robert Nyman says:

    erikd,

    Good to hear! I haven't seen Hotel Rwanda, but I guess I have to then.

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