A Review Of The Critically Acclaimed Film Crash

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The 2004 drama Crash is a critically acclaimed film that follows the intersecting lives of a group of diverse Los Angeles residents. The film was set in contemporary Los Angeles and captured the negative aspects of diversity and urban life. The gritty depiction of urban diversity is thought provoking in Crash because it illustrates the raw prejudices and stereotypes that multiethnic groups have for one another. The film is also captivating because it abandons political correctness in an attempt to show the true feelings and attitudes that people often harbor, but try to hide in favor of being politically correct. Further, Crash utilizes many themes that have both sociological and political implications. One crucial theme that is... View More »

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The dialogue between Daniel and his daughter was moving because the girl was reassured by her father that she would not be harmed because her family moved to a better community. This exchange between Daniel and his daughter was significant from a sociological standpoint because it hinted at the notion that there is a correlation between violence and poverty. Thus, as the film depicted, the only way that people can escape the violence found in poverty stricken communities is to move into better communities, which in most cases is not an option for those living in poverty.

Another crucial dialogue that achieved one of Crash’s other goals, which was to expose the stereotypes and discriminations that people harbor, is found in the dialogue between Peter Waters and Anthony. Anthony and Peter were two young African-American males whose crucial dialogue occurred in a scene after Anthony became irritated that he and Peter were stereotyped by an upper-class Caucasian woman, who instinctively grabbed her husband upon seeing the two young African-American males. After being stereotyped, Anthony says to Peter,” man, look around you man. You couldn’t find a whiter, safer, or better lit part of this city right now, but yet this white woman sees two black guys who look like UCLA students strolling down the sidewalk and her reaction is blind fear” (Crash, 2004). From that dialogue, Anthony was clearly irritated that he was stereotyped; however it was not enough to deter him from robbing that same woman and husband, thus embodying and perpetuating the negative stereotypes that ...

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