Thursday, November 20, 2008

Slumdog Millionaire

Ever since Toronto Film Festival, the Internet has been awash with promos and reviews about the limited release of Slumdog Millionaire. It opened in five cities on November 12th. I received passes for an advanced screening here, in RI, but they are dated December 17th *sigh*. The price I pay for living in a small film market. I had planned to visit my daughter in New Jersey on Wednesday, with a movie matinee before I descended upon she and her family. I was going to see something in the suburbs, but a call from a friend in Chicago, on Monday, raving about the film, had me re-routing my travel through NYC to catch a matinee at the Angelika Film Center. Glad I did.

Slumdog Millionaire is the story of a young man, who grows up in the slums of Mumbai, India. His troubled life gave him all the education he needed to be successful on a poplar, local game show. Beautiful, lyrical, brutal and honest, this is a story of perseverance, survival, loyalty and love. Stay for the credits, a true celebration of spirit. Wonderful film.

5 comments:

2 Dollar Productions said...

I've been reading a ton of good things about this film, and need to check it out when it comes to Austin. The subject matter seemed a bit challenging, but . . .

And the last post/list was great. Very fond of E, P, S, U and several others.

Linda said...

2D~This is a film well worth a look. Alphabet list was fun, you should try it!

Franki said...

looking forward to this one!

The Mad Hatter said...

easily one of the best I've seen this year - glad you finally got to see it!

Linda said...

Franki~This is such a good film. I think you'll like it.

Mad Hatter~I think this will be on a lot of "best of" list this year. I'm going to see it again on the 17th!