Slumdog Millionaire

In Screen on January 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm

slumdog_millionaireSet in Mambai in 2003 this film takes you on a journey back through a young mans childhood.  Simon Beaufoy based the screenplay on a book entitled “Q and A” by Vikas Swarup.  It all starts when Jamal Malik, a poor 18 year old from India, is one question away from winning India’s version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire.”  When the show ends for the night Jamal is taken away and interrogated for cheating.   As he explains how he knew the answers to each question the story of his life unfolds.  This story of love, and family will have you at the edge of your seat more than once within its 2 hour time frame.  Slumdog Millionaire , directed by Danny Boyle, is a must see.  

  1. Incredible movie. While the opening has the viewer worried that the film will turn into a clich’e comment on American pop culture, it suddenly become a deep, personal experience, following an intense chain of events in an amazing young boy’s quest for love. I absolutely loved it and couldn’t agree more. Its a must-see.

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