slumdog schlumdog

Monday, April 13, 2009
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?


Joanna M said...

Allison - I tried to watch it and fell asleep. I kept it an extra day figuring I would try again and I was just not compelled by what I had seen to do so. So I still haven't seen the whole thing and what I did see wasn't that great. Maybe it lost something in the transition from the big screen to TV?

Suzanne said...

I liked it but I thought there were better movies out this year, Doubt for example.

Ashley said...

Good to hear the other side of this. I too have only heard great things and have been waiting for it to come out. I'll still rent it, of course, but at least I know going in there's more than one opinion on the matter. Thanks!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

the dance at the end ruined all credibility for me.

Lil' Woman said...

I heard it was good but I havent seen it yet soo only time will tell.

Fizzgig said...

I have no desire to see tha movie. i did, until i saw the previews. the word of mouth about sold it, but seeing it with my own eyes? no thanks.

same with gran torino. that was a good movie. but i expected a gang violence movie that would totally change my opinions....

instead it was sad.

Je (20-Something) said...

I haven't seen it yet - but I find this generally happens when a movie is so pumped up and raved about, then you see it and you're like, "Huh? THAT was it?!"