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apologists and whiners who think the film was slighted by the Oscars, I have a question:

Have you seen Crash?

I think I was somewhat put off by all the hype and resisted seeing Crash when it was in the theater, but I finally rented it and was very favorably surprised. IMHO it deserved the Best Picture Oscar.
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wat was it about?????
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I don't want to "color" your impression of the film, but overall it's about racial harmony, disharmony and unrest, bias and preconceived notions. An impressive cast as well.

Read all about it: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375679/
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No cowboy butt sex? Why go?

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Yeah, KV, and you don't get to see Anne Hathaway's goodies, either, but you have to make sacrifices sometimes. [;)]
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Crash appeals to a larger audience. Not as good as Brokeback but good nonetheless. Can't blame Oscar for following the money.
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Crash appeals to a larger audience. Not as good as Brokeback but good nonetheless. Can't blame Oscar for following the money.
Umm, you might want to confirm your facts; according to www.the-numbers.com, Brokeback has taken in over $82M in the US, more than double that worldwide, while Crash's worldwide take was only $87M. (Not to mention that Oscar often ignores the box office.)

That aside, what specifically made you prefer BB?
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Crash appeals to a larger audience. Not as good as Brokeback but good nonetheless. Can't blame Oscar for following the money.
The movie is...well,,,just gay
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I think I would like that one !!!!!!
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