August 5, 2010
Like most people, I totally missed the Weinstein Brothers' Crash-like undocumented worker movie Crossing Over. It stars Harrison Ford as a heroically conscience-stricken border control officer, scary-looking Ray Liotta as an evil conservative, Ashley Judd as a nice white lady, and Cliff Curtis from New Zealand as, of course, some kind of Middle Easterner and/or Hispanic. It was directed by Wayne Kramer, an immigrant from South Africa.
When it came out in 2009, it reaped less than $500,000 at the box office. To understand the chasm between what the Weinsteins think the public thinks and what the public actually thinks, you must watch its trailer.