Interpersonal Conflict in Film

Choose one (1) movie from a list provided below:

  • Brooks, J. (Director). (2004). Spanglish [Film]. Los Angeles: Gracie Films.
  • Cohen, B. (Producer), & Mendes, S. (Director). (1999). American beauty [Film]. Los Angeles: Dreamworks.
  • Goldwyn, T. (Director). (2006). The last kiss [Film]. Los Angeles: Dreamworks.
  • Haggis, P. (Director). (2004). Crash [Film]. Los Angeles: Bob Yari Productions.
  • Mordaunt, W., Tadross, M. (Executive Producers), &Tennant, A. (Director). (2005). Hitch [Film]. Los Angeles: Sony Pictures.



Watch your selected film, identify an interpersonal conflict that was not handled effectively, and write a two-page paper (excluding title and reference pages) regarding why the conflict was not handled effectively and what could have been done differently. Be sure to focus on one particular interpersonal conflict and not the movie as a whole. Films can be viewed online via streaming media sites, such as Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. You may also rent DVDs from these sites, or from your local DVD rental outlet. Some films may be available for free at streaming sites, such as Hulu or Crackle. You may also check them out at low or no cost from your local library.

Please Note: A synopsis of the film (e.g., which actors are in the film or what the movie is about) should not be included. Be sure to reference at least one of your course readings from this week in your paper. The paper must be formatted according to APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.




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In the movie, Farhad a shop owner of Persian origin goes to gun shop in an attempt to purchase a gun. Perhaps this gun is aimed for protecting him and his business as the city of Los Angeles in the movie is experiencing numerous crime cases. On seeing him, the shop owner refuses to sell to him the gun based on his origin. Being a Persian, the shop owner thinks that Farhad is a terrorist and should not be allowed to own a gun. The refusal of the shop owner to sell to him a gun leads to an argument, an aspect that leads to the shop owner sending him outer. However, Farhad had come with his daughter, Dorri who at the beginning was against the idea of purchasing a gun. When his father is denied opportunity to buy the gun and the shop owner …

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