1.05.2009

Slumdog Millionaire: a MUST see movie

If you haven't seen SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE already, you must, you just MUST go see it while it's still playing in your area. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I can't get it off my mind. It is awesome! It touches your heart on so many levels. Tender and chaotic, realistic and romantic, fast paced, yet with an exquisite sense of timing.


It's only playing in selected theaters, so google "showtime slumdog millionaire" for your city and run and go see it before it stops showing. Here are just some of the accolades the film has received...and this film lives up to them:
  • WINNER! People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and Official Selection of the Telluride, Chicago, Austin and AFI Film Fests
  • "Explodes with narrative force, wrapping in a poignant romance...Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a triumph!- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
  • "A soaring, crowd-pleasing fantasy that's a tale of unswerving love."- Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
  • "A buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate."- Richard Corliss, TIME
Key Sunday Cinema Club has posted a good synopsis of the film:
"The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai...he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions." --Key Sunday Cinema Club
Go see this movie and don't leave before the end credits roll or you'll miss a wonderfully exhilirating dance sequence. Then come back and tell me what you thought about it.

4 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for recommending this movie, Olgy. I saw it yesterday, and I'm still thinking "wow". I would love to study how they went back and forth in time so seamlessly. I would like to read the novel the movie is based on. Lots of the movie was hard to watch, it was hard for my mama-heart to see children treated like that. And yet I cheered for their resiliency and resourcefulness.

    Thanks again!

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  2. So glad you got to see the movie, Lauri! I agree with your feelings also. I was amazed at how a movie that depicts reality as harsh as reality can be could also deliver such a powerful hope-filled message of love.

    I checked at amazon.com and they do have the novel available. Here's the link in case you want to get it: Slumdog Millionaire: A Novel

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  3. Loved it Olgy! I'm going to link to your post about it because its so well written.

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  4. Thanks, Pat! I'm soooooooooo glad you got to see it. It is such an amazing movie. And now we hear it swept the Golden Globes! :-)

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