Slumdog Millionaire

  • GQjock

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    Dec 21, 2008 5:03 PM GMT
    Great Movie ....

    If you guys like good storytelling and Good Cinema
    Don't miss this one
    Hands down one of the best of the year

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    Dec 21, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Looks like a good movie.
  • Thriller83

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    Dec 21, 2008 8:39 PM GMT
    Looks like an interesting movie. I recognized the lead actor from a really good British teenage drama series called Skins. It’s on BBC America. Also worth checking out, but you would have a watch it from the beginning or you would be kind of lost.
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    Dec 21, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    I agree! I thought it was fantastic! I didn't feel as though the direction or even the acting were fantastic/Oscar-worthy, but the feel-good underdog story coupled with likable leads, good child-actors, a good soundtrack and gritty (in a good way) cinematography made it one of the most enjoyable movies I've seen in a while!

    (Of course, Dev Patel's accent was pretty bad and knowing Bombay/Mumbai pretty well I was surprised how they tried to pass off geographically isolated locations as being in the same neighborhood, but in SPITE of both of those problems it was still great!)
  • Bunjamon

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    Dec 21, 2008 9:18 PM GMT
    I really, really want to see this. But the closest theater to my parents' place that's showing it is an hour and a half away. Boo.
  • asupas

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    Dec 21, 2008 9:21 PM GMT
    I loved it! Every movie should end with a coordinated dance number, I.M.O.
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    Dec 21, 2008 9:22 PM GMT
    I thought the movie was cute. I don't think it was award winning though. icon_biggrin.gif it was great entertainment... makes me want chai tea! hmm, maybe ill go to canoga park for some good authentic southern Indian cuisine.
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    Dec 21, 2008 9:47 PM GMT
    i thought it was an ok movie, a bit like monsoon wedding. more popular internationally to a non native audience.

    jprunner- (nice main pic btw).... chai (rhyms with high) is tea, you dont have to say them both togethericon_biggrin.gif

  • JayneCobb

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    Dec 21, 2008 10:01 PM GMT
    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Danny Boyle, and have yet to see this one. This one is on my action item list ya know, once I get the chance I'll check this out.
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    Dec 21, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    yeah, i think i liked the movie because i thought the guy was attractive
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    Dec 22, 2008 12:04 AM GMT
    btw, my dad an i went to this indian rest for lunch today. there was a very pretty indian guy with his family. he was on the lighter side with green eyes (: ha, my dad smiled because i was sorta uncomfortably looking over at his table... only turnoff was he was sorta chubby. one too many samosas for the boy...
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    Dec 28, 2008 4:17 AM GMT
    I remember an RJ member in London raving about this a while ago when it opened. I saw it last night and LOVED it! Great story telling all around
  • metta

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    Dec 28, 2008 4:50 AM GMT
    Agreed! This is one of the best films of the year!

    Amazing film...go see....go see...go see it if you have not already!
  • silverfox

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    Dec 28, 2008 4:54 AM GMT
    Yes ditto ditto one of my favorite movies of all time.
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    Dec 28, 2008 5:03 AM GMT
    Hmmm.. I saw it only yesterday and I'd say if you have seen many Bollywood movies, then this one is a bit of a let down. Maybe I'm too used to all the song and dance numbers in the other Bollywood movies ;-) But the movie tried to be serious and that is where it was not very credible - all the flashbacks sort of helped him answer the quiz, but how he answered them due to his past experiences is a bit far loose ;-) Asking a cricket question in a country fanatical about cricket and the answer is worth 10,000,000 rupees???
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    Dec 28, 2008 5:13 AM GMT
    raynedog saidHmmm.. I saw it only yesterday and I'd say if you have seen many Bollywood movies, then this one is a bit of a let down. Maybe I'm too used to all the song and dance numbers in the other Bollywood movies ;-) But the movie tried to be serious and that is where it was not very credible - all the flashbacks sort of helped him answer the quiz, but how he answered them due to his past experiences is a bit far loose ;-) Asking a cricket question in a country fanatical about cricket and the answer is worth 10,000,000 rupees???


    Actually I felt that it was a fairly strong "bridge" movie for just those reasons. I think if it had contained the number of songs that most Hindi movies do, most American/European viewers wouldn't have been able to sit through the full 3 hour behemoth it would have become. Simultaneously, what makes most "Bollywood" movies so appealing in India (compared to serious, more Western-style Hindi-language movies) is the familiar escape from reality that they provide. They almost always contain highly predictable, trite plots (even when they have a plot-twist, they're still usually predictable twists), in which circumstances always seem to just work out right so that in the end, no matter how miserable the characters were throughout the rest of the film, everyone is reunited or lives happily ever after. There are exceptions, but those are usually based on books (especially those by Bengali authors).

    There are lots of interesting theories as to the origins of this trend in Indian cinema. Some even say it is reflective of the Indian people's strong desire to someday be reunited with Pakistan...

    But anyway, the point of my post is just to say that I found your comment interesting because I looked at it exactly in reverse.
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    Dec 28, 2008 5:26 AM GMT
    Have seen it twice already. Loved it, the characters show true humanity at times and as cause and effect in peoples personalities are shown while working great with the episodic format. Recommend it to everyone. Although I do enjoy bollywood films, ie song and dance, for the seriousness of the content, I appreciate that this film was taken in another direction ie a more realist approach.
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    Dec 28, 2008 10:44 AM GMT
    jrunner25 saidbtw, my dad an i went to this indian rest for lunch today. there was a very pretty indian guy with his family. he was on the lighter side with green eyes (: ha, my dad smiled because i was sorta uncomfortably looking over at his table... only turnoff was he was sorta chubby. one too many samosas for the boy...


    ur a friggin idiot.
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    Dec 28, 2008 10:50 AM GMT
    I got teary towards the end of this movie where he was able to finally reunite with a certain someone. (Not giving it away!)

    Great movie, nonetheless.