Do you remember how you felt the first time you saw the movie, "Crash?" Do you remember the sense of helplessness? Remember wondering if we were really all that connected? "The Paradise Suite" takes those feelings and turns them up to eleven with scenes that are both gut-wrenching, violent, and hard to watch. Yet, as scenes of rape, human trafficking, and compromised parents played out before me, I found myself unable to turn away. I kept telling myself that what I was watching was important and is happening all over the world. I knew by the end of the film I would be a more informed person. I left the theatre a more compassionate person. I don't know if we can ask film to do more than that.
Be good to each other,