Thursday, July 26, 2007

Movie Review: Crash

I haven't been keeping up with my movie write-ups, but all the movies I've seen this year are posted in this forum.

Well, if I needed a shower after Sleepaway Camp, then I needed a complete body sterilization after Crash. This is the lousy Cronenberg film, not the lousy Haggis film, by the way. Filled with characters who see every bad event that occurs while driving - a six-car pileup, getting cut off on the freeway, stopped by a red light - as a good excuse to finger the woman sitting in the passenget seat while their wife is in the back, giving a stranger a blowjob.

And while it is loaded with sex and nudity, none of it is particularly erotic, or even pornographic. Of course, the fact that much of it involved the pasty-white, smarmy form that is James Spader may have something to do with my reaction. I'm finding it hard to think of any appearance of his on film that I enjoyed - maybe Stargate.

Suffice it to say - it's a movie full of characters I don't like, doing things I can't understand, and doing them in a way that is uninteresting or arousing. One star.

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