Sunday, September 18, 2005

Crash * * *

Who? Themos, Stayros, CostasZ, Dimitri
Where? Home Theater

I didn't like this movie as much as other people loved it. I also cannot imagine how someone that doesn't live in LA can truly appreciate it. The references to Staples Center, Santa Monica, the Valley, are not to be overlooked easily. I loved the characters, because these are real people from all these cultures that live right next to us here in LA: The Persian shop owner, the mexican locksmith, the rich american wife, the black dudes... Excellent camerawork, sharp dialogues and intense breaks embellish the story with a theme that "in LA people are so far apart that we need to crash to eachother in order to feel important"...