excellent message that it is not the race, cultural difference, prejudice or social disparity that makes people to hate each other but it is the habit of blaming others for the frustration and problems they are going through their lives that makes them to hate each other.
the people from other ethnic background and culture. They think that it is because of their presence that they are not able to find happiness and peace in life. Farhad thinks that people from white ethnic background do not accept him as one of them. He is being compared to the terrorists just because he follows Muslim tradition. Jean thinks that she has to suppress her true emotions as she fears being called as ‘racist’ if she expresses them. Chrsitine thinks that she suffered molestation at the hands of a police officer from white ethnic background as she belonged to black ethnic background. In this way, every character in the movie thinks that people from other ethnic backgrounds are responsible for the misery and disharmony they are experiencing in their lives.
In the beginning, the characters are shown displaying their external behavior patterns. For example, Jean expressing her fear when she sees Anthony and Peter crossing her, Officer Ryan insulting Christine and Cameron, Farhad being aggressive ‘perceiving’ discrimination at the hands of the shopkeeper in the gun shop, etc. However, as the movie continues, we get to see the other side of these characters. We feel sorry for Officer Ryan when we see that his father is suffering from painful disease and he has to watch him in pain helplessly. Jean’s insecurity about her relationship with her husband makes us feel that it is her personal frustration that is making her to behave negatively towards people from other ethnic background. We get to see a very warm side of Daniel’s personality when he tells his daughter that they have left the ‘bad’ neighborhood where there is violence. Slowly, the movie reveals the true reasons that