This is a movie everyone should take a
look at and see just how ridiculous the assumptions we make about
people based on their skin color, race, and economical status.
It's an emotionally strong film and extremely
honest. It doesn't lecture or pretty up things and never lays
It plays with our stereotypes and looks
racism straight in the face, and also provides some plain good
Paul Haggis shows us that bigotry comes
in many guises.
is a complex film about the misconceptions that plague society,
filled with many strong performances as well as great directing.
It's social commentary by a fine multi-cultural
cast that demonstrates that criticism begins with self-examination
and sometimes an extraordinarily well-made movie.
The movie is complex, thought-provoking,
unsettling & almost overwhelming at times.
But at 107 minutes running time, it's just
not enough time to let the numerous participants that are dealing
with serious subjects a chance to resolve any of the situations
being addressed, leaving the sensation that the characters are
only half formed.
The flick is too short to get to know or
care about the many people involved in this impact film.