Sunday, January 25, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - Movie Review

Slumdog Millionaire is a story about a young man who comes from the slums of Mumbai and gets on the Indian version of the show "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and makes it to the final round. He then ends up in the jail being questioned as to how is he cheating in order to get as far as he has.

this film is directed by Danny Boyle, who has directed, 28 Days Later, Millions and Trainspotting. He has once again put together a brilliant film.

This movie stars Dev Patel as Jamal Malik, a kid from the slums who serves tea at an office for money. At first you see him being tortured as they try to figure out how he is cheating to get as far as has.

This is where things start to get interesting because they go question by question and Jamal has a story for how he knew the answer for each of the questions. He goes back to the days when he lived in the slums and his mother was killed and he ended up in some sort of strange group where they men where using the kids to beg and get money.

Jamal has an older brother Salim and they meet up with a girl, Latika, who is the one that Jamal has always had feeling for since his youth.

I really enjoyed this film and how they tied the stories into the questions and how he knew the answers. I have a feeling this one might win the Oscar. I thought it slowed at times, but overall really was a good story.

It's well worth checking this one out.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

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