Thursday, February 26, 2009

Movie Review: Slumdog Millionaire

"Slumdog Millionaire" was the actual winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture. I had heard of this movie, but never saw a trailer or a review or heard anyone talk about it. Aside from a short description on IMDB I was walking in blind.

"Slumdog Millionaire" is a movie about a guy in India who goes on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" gets to the last question, is suspected of cheating, and is arrested. The movie jumps between the prison, the show, and various parts of the contestant's life as he explains how he knew the answers to the questions.

In the first flash back they grab the viewer by having a little kid have to jump in a pool of shit to get his favorite actor's autograph. Most of the rest of the movie involves him and his brother losing their parents, meeting a girl, becoming beggars for a con-man, getting separated from the girl, spending years trying to find her again, and then trying to get her out of the hands of one gangster or another.

One of the big questions that this movie poses to the viewer is whether or not it's actually a Bollywood movie or just made to look that way.

I will not get it on DVD, but it's worth a rental.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For a long time I havent watched a film with such different kind of story.Even the script was so meticulously written and well attatched with the main srory.This is an amazing mix of "story" and "real life".I love every actors' performances and also appreciated how the kids acted too naturally.if I were asked then I would rate it 4.5/5.If opportunity I will watch it again!