well i finally got around to watching recent best picture winner crash – i kept putting it off time & time again but this afternoon i told myself you have to watch it today and i did…i will say that i really expected it to be a lot better than i thought it would be but i was actually really disappointed in this film…can you say CONTRIVED? hello?!? it was so brimming full of coincidences & tie-ins that were beyond realistic (i have a better chance at winning the lottery!) and i thought every scene was just trying to cram in as much ‘stereotypical’ talk as possible especially in the beginning – i did enjoy some of the performances & the music was excellent but overall i thought it quite sappy and could have easily been a TV movie of the week – i know a lot of people enjoyed it and thought it all important but i just found it all so very contrived & while trying to be oh so precious and for all its ‘drama’ the film ended fairly happy – all those factors just completely distracted me – this is hardly ‘best picture’ material but we all know that awards are often given to actors or films that are not so deserving – it all comes down to those very dirty hollywood politics…anyways i just had to get that off my chest – i hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready to deal with the week ahead…popbytes over & out – xxoo!
March 12, 2006