Synopsis: Crossing Over is a story about immigrants who are trying to achieve legal status in the United States through a variety of means.
Release Date: February 27, 2009 MPAA Rating: PG-13
With great relief, Crossing Over moves away from the standard immigration story (Mexico and the U.S.) and portrays a variety of people from different Nations attempting to become nationalized in the United States. The promise of Crossing Over as a whole is great but the actual delivery is not the greatest. Crossing Over is not boring, it will keep you in the moment because of the multiple storylines and over the top actions of some of the characters; it is touching, moving, angering, even heart-wrenching at times but it lacks something. Something that cannot really be described, only felt. You leave the theater unsure, not really knowing if you enjoyed or film or not, but having learned something regardless.
The writing in Crossing Over delivers a perfect distance from the characters and the viewer. As the story’s progress you learn more and more about each character but never too much so that their history overshadows their current situation. Crossing Over’s screenplay intricately weaves between each story line and gives you a smooth transition as they begin to overlap and move apart throughout.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Wayne Kramer
- Screenwriter: Wayne Kramer
- Cast: Harrison Ford (Max Brogan), Ray Liotta (Cole Frankel), Ashley Judd (Denise Frankel), Jim Sturgess (Gavin Kossef), Cliff Curtis (Hamid Baraheri), Alice Braga (Mireya Sanchez), Alice Eve (Claire Shepard), Summer Bishil (Taslima Jahangir)
- Country Of Origin: USA