I haven't seen Brokeback Mountain yet, I actually haven't seen much in the cinema lately, but I just watched Crash.
If this film doesn't win an Oscar then the film industry is FUBAR'd more so than I already think it is.
It's been an insanely long time since I saw a film which hit every single button in the way this one has. I went from despairing over the human condition to hoping that people could just think about others for once.
And the little girl? When she turned and said "But he doesn't have it." I wept. I was on my knees in front of the TV with my hand to my mouth crying.
I have no words. If you haven't seen it yet, rent it, buy it, whatever. Just watch it.
ETA So I'm now watching the DVD extras (something I don't do all that often on rentals) and Paul Haggis (great name) just said something which hit home. He wants people to watch this film and enjoy it, but then think "is it talking about me, is it talking about the person next to me." I watched this film and for the first half I was thinking, "thank god I live in Scotland and not LA where racism like that is taken for granted." But now I'm thinking, I still in my head call a Chinese takeaway a "Chinky" and a corner shop run by Asians is still, in my head, a "Paki" shop. I know it's racist, and it's only in my head, and I feel guilty as hell for thinking those terms, but yes. This film is making me think. So kudos, Paul Haggis. Kudos every single person involved with this film.