Review: As Altmans classic short cut, and Andersons Magnolia, Crash, from writer / director Paul Haggis weaves a tale of several characters in a network of streets we came to know as Los Angeles. Unlike those other two films this one has a very specific topic to explore. From the opening lines thundered by Don Cheadle we know that it is to be a film about how people behave, and the exchange that followed between Jennifer Esposito and Alexis Rhee (pretty sure it plays on the Korean drivers ; girl who is behind it-Fi) as people tend to refer rejected by first impressions or prejudice.Race is essential in this film, with all our prejudices that have people get tight and turned the plot is complicated. With each additional character will get another assumption, another stereotype, and then, seeing as how it destroys prejudices developed characters. It is a credit to skillfully written script, tight direction and outstanding acting talent that each one of these characters is very fully realized on screen without ever feeling a dimensional.I would like to discuss some of the details of what you are going to explain and it is done, but part of the magic of this film is that you allow yourself to be taken on this ride. Mind you, this is not fun to drive. The first half of this movie is relentless in its ferociousness. I can literally feel my fury of some of the characters forming a fever pitch. Fear and hatred I faced was not only the screen, but the bottomless pit of my stomach. And in an absolutely brilliant moment was literally cried out in anticipation of the horror taking place, only to be published in katarsis way.Mr. Haggis was most unexpected in attendance at the screening I saw and explained that the idea for this film came to him one night sometime after 9/11 at about 2:00 when memories of his own experiences hijacking cars from 10 years ago wouldnt leave it alone. Clearly this film was his way of releasing these demons of memory, by using a renewal of his art are free and it gives everyone the viewers movies opportunity to examine our own prejudices about race relations and how we treat each other and think of ourselves. It was mentioned in the discussion after wards that he wanted to make films that are forcing people to confront difficult issues. Movies that require people to think after the movie was over and left just said that there was a beautiful film.This beautiful film, and I would hope that it would cause a lot of discussion at next week hairstyle when it opened nationwide. Its long discussion on this country, and it took a Canadian to bring the issue before in this brilliant, thought provoking film.