Prior to seeing this film I hadn’t construed a common theme other than the lives of several groups of people intersect because of an accident. It didn’t take much time to derive racism and stereotypes as the focal points. The writers effectively addressed their opinions on the prevalence of racism in today’s society. While some of it may be true, I felt it was over the top. The acting and cinematography were very well done; however, the film generates a very negative perception of America and its inter-racial relationships.
If this movie had followed a Sesame Street format, “F” would have been the letter of the day. Of the 155 obscenities, the “F” word is used 87 times. This might have been a great time for the classic line “If I had a dollar for every time I heard that…” All jokes aside, I was completely shocked at the amount of cursing, but I did understand that a majority of it was from two “street thugs” who used that language on a constant basis. There was also a sex scene revealing a woman’s breasts after a scene where a woman is sexually molested by a police officer. Most of the graphic material is due to the producer’s attempt to grasp an accurate feel of the “street culture.” This film cannot be Dove approved, at least 87 times over.