“Moving at the speed of life, we are bound to collide with each other”
It’s not only about racism; it’s more about anger, frustration, disconnection, and the high sense of alienation …which has been highly stirred after 9/11…
Several stories of lawyers, cops, locksmiths, whites, blacks, Hispanics, rich, middle-class, poor people during the holiday season….skillfully weaved together….connections between them are never confusing.
A thought provoking…yet emotional movie…not to watch with a” then what happens” mindset…just observe, feel, and think.
Interesting enough…there is no such thing like absolute bad or exceptionally good characters…you start to point your fingers at someone…then not so long you realize your tears are crawling down the cheeks for you feel sorry for that same one…whom you just indicted guilty.
The scene where the cop “Matt Dillon” and the director’s wife “Newton” were trapped in a burning car, the freaked out wife couldn’t believe that the guy who is struggling to rescue her is the same one who physically molested and emotionally crashed her and her husband’s pride the night before. The look she gave after getting off the car is unforgettable.
The scenes between the locksmith and his extremely cute…adorable…young daughter are immensely touching….
“You think you know who you are?…you have no idea!!”