Crash: A Movie Review

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Most people are born with good hearts, but as they grow up they learn prejudices. “Crash” is a movie that brings out bigotry and racial stereotypes. The movie is set in Los Angeles, a city with a cultural mix of every nationality. The story begins when several people are involved in a multi-car accident. Several stories interweave during two days in Los Angeles involving a collection of inter-related characters, a police detective with a drugged out mother and a mischief younger brother, two car thieves who are constantly theorizing on society and race, the white district attorney and his wife, a racist cop and his younger partner, a successful Hollywood director and his wife, a Persian immigrant father, a Hispanic locksmith and his young …show more content…
Suddenly the movie reveals a new character, a white man, talking on the phone with a woman. He is asking about health care for his sick father but is not getting what he wanted. He then finds out the ladies name is Shanekwa and replies with a racist remark “Go figure.” The audience then sees that man at night in his police uniform driving with his younger white partner. The two officers receive a call about a stolen black Navigator, the suspects: two black males. Just as this call comes in a Navigator passes with a black male and a women. The older officer begins to pull out and the younger one tells him that it is not the right one and he knows that the suspects or plates do not match. The older officer replies with “they were doing something.” He makes both the husband and wife get out of the car. He begins searching the women and puts his hand all the way up her dress to search then sexually violates her while the young officer barely searches the husband. After this he explains he could have them arrested for public sexual activity saying that is what they were pulled over for. The husband apologizes and instead he gives them a warning acting as he is the nice guy. The entire scene the camera stays at eye level with each character so that emphasize is put on each characters reaction to the situation. The scene then ends with the image of a disgusted, scared look on the younger officer’s face and the image of only dark


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