As the paper highlights what makes the movie very realistic is that the all the characters gave depth to their performance. One character that struck me most was Sandra Bullock as the pampered DA wife who was snobbish, suspicious, and racist. She never trusted people especially colored ones and expressed her distaste explicitly. Things changed towards the end as she was cared for by her maidservant after an accident that left her helpless. The reporter likes that part because it feels good to disprove people’s stereotypes about Hispanics who are lazy or not trustworthy. Her maid proved her wrong and gave her assistance when she badly needed it.This paper outlines that in terms of picking out two scenes that disturbed him most, the reporter choses the scene where the police officer rescued the woman whom he molested before. Both characters did not know that they would meet again on such a situation so he believes the police rescued the woman not to redeem himself but to do a noble duty- save a life. The reporter believes also that because of that second encounter, he was able to show himself in a different light not just as an officer, but as a person as well. The idea that two people must cooperate with each other on issues of life and death is a representation of humanity as a whole. Nations wage war against another for selfish pursuits; however, when both countries are threatened by something bigger, they unite for a common purpose.