Saturday, March 07, 2009

Slum Dog Millionaire

I went to see Slum Dog Millionaire this afternoon with my best friend Sue. I was not sure what to expect from the film and had all but given up hope of seeing anything that had been nominated for an Oscar make it to the small city I live in, but to my great delight it made it here.

There are so many things I enjoyed about this film, I find it hard to know where to begin. I found myself responding with "Ah has!" by way color and images were used symbolically, the soundtrack perfectly emphasised the mood of each scene, the honest and sometimes gritty story still managed to maintain a hopeful manner in telling, and the fantastic dance scene (that managed to tip their film-making hat to all the traditional Indian/Bollywood films before it), made me want to jump out of my seat and get up on my feet too. Wow.

I won't ruin the film by tell you any spoilers - or give you a plot synopsis, but I will give you some advice. Go to the theater and see this film, you won't regret it.

1 comment:

Mel said...

Admittedly--not much of a movie watcher.
But I'll suggest it to himself who can sit still longer than 30 minutes at a crack! ;-)