The unsinkable Titanic went down within hours of hitting an iceberg. We all know this, what we don't know is the human equation of those final hours. Brock Lovett (Bill Paxton) wants to locate the long sunken ship and on board his vessel is Rose DeWitt Bukater (Gloria Stuart) a passenger of the ill-fated Titanic.
Now when Rose (Kate Winslet) was a passenger on the ship she was a young woman. She was with her mother and her fiancé Caledon 'Cal ' Hockley (Billy Zane). She was in first class but it was the flirtation and then downright romance with Jack Dempsey (Leonardo DiCaprio) a third class passenger that changed her life forever. In those years you didn't mix the classes. You see Jack finagled his way onto the ship through a poker game. He won his passage. He was headed to America to start a new life. He had no intention of running into Rose but when he did he knew he was in love.
Cal had invited Jack to dinner and he wanted to show him to be the low class person he thought he was. Jack held his own and impressed people like Molly Brown (Kathy Bates) with his persona. He also sold himself to Rose. She had fallen for Jack and she now knew it. Cal knew it also and he had a security cop by the name of Spicer Lovejoy (David Warner) try and detain Jack from seeing Rose.
With this movie you get a glimpse of some of the stereotypes and negatives of people. People can be very cruel when they misjudge others. Yes Jack came on board in third class but when he was with the society of the day he held his own. In actuality he was later proven better than them.
Titanic was a floating palace and Director James Cameron shows us just how the society of the day held their noses so high that it was the lower classes on the ship who lost more passengers than first class. This movie is beautifully directed and cast. It will go down in the annuals of cinema as one of the greatest films ever made. So sit back and watch it some day if you haven't. Live the last hours of a floating palace and it's passengers.