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Aro Recommended Crash


USA 2005, 112 minutes
Dir. Paul Haggis
Rating: [R16]
Genres: Drama / Independent

Topics: Indigenous & Minority Cultures.


Aroview: A thoughtful dramatic meditation on race and fate in modern-day America, in which a group of urbanites in Los Angeles find their lives 'crash'-ing together after an accident with a raft of unforeseen consequences and upheavals.

Bound together by a spectacular multi-racial cast, dir. Haggis manages to entangle his plotlines with unfussy skill and a certain visual simplicity, effectively driving home his honest, and sometimes surprising messages about bigotry and societal stereotyping: Bullock and Cheadle stand out in particular as a bitchy housewife and world-weary detective. If the subtexts looms overtly large and unsubtle this retains a melodramatic power which has seen it widely praised.

NZ International Film Festival 2005
Oscar - Best Picture
Adopt-a-Movie Kindly Adopted by Alice Irving

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • music clips
  • aspect ratio: 2.35:1

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