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Monday, January 26, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

Nominated for Best Director (Danny Boyle), Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Editing, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, and two nominations for Original Song, Slumdog Millionaire is the story of Jamal, his brother Salim, and their friend Latika and their attempts to rise from life in the slums of Mumbai. As children they are faced with much adversity from being orphaned, to begging in the streets, to lives as hustlers, and frequent involvement with shady characters and gangs. Although they are often separated, Jamal never gives up trying to find Latika, and Salim never stops being the "big brother protector." When Jamal ends up on India's version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," he attracts a great deal of attention, becoming both a celebrity and a target overnight, but his goal remains the same -- find Latika.

This is a great film! It is so much fun, despite the traumatic situations in which the trio is often found. We both really enjoyed it and Bruce said it was one of his favorites of the batch we'd seen. If you know me, you'll be able to tell the one point in the movie where I had to look away. Moms, sorry, but that would be about the whole movie for you -- you could watch the closing credits, though, because Bollywood does great credits!

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