Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Best Movie Of the Year..and it's only Feb: Slumdog Millionaire

I can't even remember the last time I watched a movie...and at the end of the movie, wanting to sit back and just say 'wow'. I think the last time I really felt that way was when I watched "Pride and Prejudice" which is my go-to movie for a shitty day(This is debatable by many I am sure :P). An encounter like this is made even better when you go in not expecting ANYTHING from the movie, so when it ends, you are left with nothing but full content and satisfaction. Slumdog Millionaire was just that. The movie is about Jamal, and boy who grew up in the Dubai Slums, who is now one question away from winning 20 million rupees in the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". He is now in question by the police to figure out how a boy from the slums can know all the answers to the questions when doctors and lawyers can barely get through half the show. I can't even say more because it would ruin the experience of this movie, so that is the premises I walked into the movie with. Go Watch it.....and if you didn't get that the first time..again. GO WATCH IT. Seriously. It did not get 80 million Oscar nominations for no reason.