I heard about this movie from a couple people — that it was great — but I really knew very little about it. Just the high level story of a boy who wins “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” and then the look back into his life about why and how. But I had no idea beyond that, and I won’t divulge more here. Let me just say that it was a very good movie, and if you have not heard of it, don’t let that hold you back from going to see it!
I actually didn’t decide to see it until about 9 p.m. while finishing dinner in Old Town VA, and then I had quite a hike plus tram ride to get to the theater for the 9:50 showing. It finished up around midnight, and I then had a 40 min hike across Alexandria and Old Town to my hotel. I could have jumped into a hotel and gotten a cab, but that is a pretty safe area, and I love to walk.
I saw Slumdog Millionaire today. Boyle has really done a good job with this movie. While the movie deals with the gory details of the underbelly of Mumbai, it doesnt really leave you with a sick feeling. The story feels like a commentary and at the end you just feel good about the whole movie. Very well done I must say.
The music score by Rehman is amazing, the actors who played junior Jamal and Salim were the real stars. They were simply too good. Freida Pinto had just 15 mins of screen presence. I think she was overhyped.