The lives of several diverse Los Angeles citizens crash into one another, through unforeseen avenues. Their own perspectives, prejudices, and personal agendas conflict with the new realities that each must face.
This film is about people. America is filled with people of all classes and backgrounds. Los Angeles, in particular, is filled with demographics that radically differ in respect to race, social standing, and economic status. Some of these factions of people are forced to interact on a day to day basis, but some never intermingle. It is when these very different people with very different perceptions of each other are forced to encounter, that we see a collision. Crash is about that collision. The collision of minds, incomes, races, genders, and preference cause some of the inequalities we face in our society. This film is a masterpiece that poses the question, "how would we react when put in a defining moment, with people we are typically uncomfortable with?"
Incredible. Even though it would be hard to find a "leading" role, each actor respectfully commanded their role with incredible results. The film is filled with a cast of big name stars that most movie goers would look for. The film is filled with previous 20-something stars that never reached their potential or never really had any (Bullock, Danza, Fraser), but this film allowed those like Dillon and Phillipe to channel the acting prowess that they never knew they had. Matt Dillon who plays the racist Officer Ryan gave the performance of his life, for which he is being considered for the Best Supporting Actor Oscar. Actor Don Cheadle pumps out yet another solid supporting role in which he plays a black detective with a druggie mother. The screenplay allows a very diverse cast to share the spotlight. This film is an excellent example of how large the talent pool in Hollywood really is.