Thursday, April 20, 2006
The Oscars Got it Right
My mother, her friend, and I watched this movie Tuesday night. We watched the end and we just looked at one another and said "WOW!" Over and over again we just thought and said "WOW!"
Strangely, as I watched this, the movie Collateral came to mind.
There is a lot to think about after watching the movie. Racism is shown to be rampant at every turn. There is this sense that even the best people in the story have a bit of evil in them, and even the most distasteful characters are not too far away from doing some of the most virtuous things. There is also this sense of disconnection and lonliness that pervades this movie, which is becoming more and more prevalent of a theme in movies, especially movies set in Los Angeles.
I am still thinking about and mulling over this movie, and think it may be something that is well worth buying instead of just renting a few times.