Thursday, December 18, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire

I looked at some clips and the trailer on youtube, with thoughts of posting something, but I don't want to ruin a single glorious moment of this film. Just go. I was embedded in this film from the very first frames - my response was immediate and visceral.

Slumdog Millionaire
tells the story of Jamal, a "slumdog" in Mumbai who somehow manages to make his way to the final question in the Indian "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". It is about the ways people take care of and ruin each other, but at heart it is a love story. Still, be aware of the fact that while it is an absolutely exhilarating and satisfying film, there are many very painful, very harsh moments. I don't know why these surprised me, but they did, so be ready to feel and react.

My favourite movie since Iron Man. This is one to go see in theatres. Now.


Abby said...

I have heard a lot of good things about this movie, maybe I will try to get my family to go see it with me over the holidays.

Ange Friesen said...

Abby - do!


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