I finally watched: Slumdog Millionaire


Slumdog Millionaire is an easy movie to recommend.  It has a story that everyone can enjoy: a slumdog (very poor kid from the slums) of India gets on to the Indian version of Who wants to be a Millionaire.  Despite coming from a very uneducated background, he knows many answers.  The movie shows his life and how his experiences formed the answers he gives, giving him a chance at a new life.

This movie is very well directed.  Grand vistas make for beautiful cinematography.  From the opening views of the slums to the Taj Mahal, this is a movie that is simply pretty to watch.  It almost hurts the more mundane scenes that take place in a room or a house.

The musical score and acting help lift this movie to Oscar-worthiness.  If you haven’t had a chance yet, go see Slumdog.

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