|To everyone that watched Crash and though it was about racism: You need to watch the movie again you didn't get it.|
If the film isn't "about" racism then it's certainly fixated on it to the point where the true meaning of the film is obscured by the outrageously over-the-top situations involving racism that occur with EVERY character.
Cheadle's line at the beginning of the film was certainly intriguing, and could have made for a great film thesis. The problem was that the line was easily forgettable when every character is immediately thrown in to some kind of situation where they're either the victim or the perpetrator of racism (and sometimes both).
Lonwolf615's analysis of the film is interesting, but I didn't see that in the film at all. Someone should take that idea and run with it though, they could certainly not do worse than "Crash" did with it.
BTW, this is what Netflix has as their description (I believe this comes from the back of the box):
|A 36-hour period in the diverse metropolis of post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles is the theme of this unflinching drama that challenges audiences to confront their prejudices.|
Also not really sure what Sept 11th has to do with anything in LA. From what I've seen over the last few years most people here think that what happened on 9/11/01 was a world away and don't really connect with it in any meaningful way.