The trailer for Crossing Over, starring Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, and our collective cognitive dissonance about immigration:

You know what I want to ask myself instead of asking myself why so many risk so much to come to this country? I want to ask why the people already in this country are so stupid that instead of watching DOCUMENTARIES, which they almost never watch, they fall all over these fictionalized, simpled-down, melodramatic fairy tales that ostensibly explore gray areas while remaining as black and white as an Aesop’s Fable. Actually, no, Aesop was subtle and clever. I don’t want a Hollywood movie to ask me to ask myself something, I want Errol Morris to ask real people things until I’m forced to ask myself on my own. ERROL MORRIS FOR PRESIDENT (Of Movies.)

Comments (8)
  1. Lindsay, you’re a reasonably powerful and influential blogger. Can’t you stop this movie from happening?!

  2. I smell a WMOAT nomination, compadres.

  3. Why hasn’t someone told Ashley Judd she’d not allowed to make any more movies? Please, for the sake of all our sanity, make her stop.

  4. will  |   Posted on Nov 13th, 2008 0

    this post sounds very gabe-like

    • I know! What is that? I was waiting for someone else to notice that. “Get off my country” was his joke. We share sometimes. But I’ve been waiting a long time to say that stuff about documentaries.

  5. At last! It’s been too long since I’ve seen a movie featuring a woman curled up and crying in the shower after an ugly sexual experience. (It’s at the 1:50 mark; blink and you’ll miss it!)

  6. Smurf Face  |   Posted on Nov 14th, 2008 0

    Documentaries aren’t all good. Errol Morris is exceptional film maker. Most docs are, like most other movies, not too great. That said, this looks particularly horrible.

  7. Ashley  |   Posted on Nov 14th, 2008 0

    I love that this movie prominently features Australian and Brit illegal immigrants, as if the audience is supposed to, I dunno, relate? Feel sympathy for them? Right, because it’s nearly impossible for citizens of Western nations to gain legal status in the U.S. ICE is so unfair to English-speaking white folks! Those poor limeys just want a better life!

    That said, if Ray Liotta wanted me to debase myself for a green card… I… might… do it. But I’d shower-sob after!

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