If you haven't seen SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE already, you must, you just MUST go see it while it's still playing in your area. It's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I can't get it off my mind. It is awesome! It touches your heart on so many levels. Tender and chaotic, realistic and romantic, fast paced, yet with an exquisite sense of timing.
It's only playing in selected theaters, so google "showtime slumdog millionaire" for your city and run and go see it before it stops showing. Here are just some of the accolades the film has received...and this film lives up to them:
WINNER! People's Choice Award at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and Official Selection of the Telluride, Chicago, Austin and AFI Film Fests
"Explodes with narrative force, wrapping in a poignant romance...Danny Boyle's SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is a triumph!- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A soaring, crowd-pleasing fantasy that's a tale of unswerving love."- Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
"A buoyant hymn to life, and a movie to celebrate."- Richard Corliss, TIME
SYNOPSIS: The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions.
Go see this movie and don't leave before the end credits roll or you'll miss a wonderfully exhilirating dance sequence. Then come back and tell me what you thought about it.
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