December 11, 2005 - This 2005 drama from Paul Haggis features an all-star cast including Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe and Jennifer Esposito.

Set in LA, the movie revolves around racially diverse characters whose lives intersect in unexpected ways with unexpected results. For example, Newton plays an upper-class black woman who's molested by white police officer Matt Dillon during a traffic stop. The next day, their paths cross again at the scene of a traffic wreck. This time, Dillon, whose character seems like a racist, saves Newton's life.

Overall review: **** An interesting film that shows the frequent disconnect between what people say and what they do. No cartoon characters here. Everyone is very, very real.