I finally watched the movie to supposedly end all movies - Slumdog Millionaire. I've wanted to see this movie ever since people started rumbling about it months ago. It's set where? It's based on what? Is it a musical?
Then, when the Golden Globes and Oscars came along, I decided I would just wait to rent in on DVD.
When people would ask me, "have you seen Slumdog Millionaire yet? It's amazing. You hhhhhavvvveee to see it."
Me: No, I think I'm going to wait for it to come on DVD. There's a lot of movies I want to see at this point.
Those people: Youuuuuuuu haven't seen Slumdog yet? Are you serious? What are you waiting for? You hhhavvveee to see it.
Me: Duh, it to come out on DVD.
Ok, here's my best review - are you ready? Don't shoot me for my opinion. I loved the scenery and the cinematography as the little kids were rushing through the slums running from the guards at the beginning. It was extremely eye-opening and heart wrenching the way kids can and do survive in India. It was touching and the story line was cute but I don't know if it necessarily qualified as best picture of year. Having only seen two of the other films, I don't think I can make a qualified yet completely unqualified decision. I don't know what I will watch it again - I might when it comes on HBO and I can catch it halfway in like I do with so many other movies, but I wasn't blown away by it like I expected.
Maybe the hype got the best of me?