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Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Mini-W Reviews: Slumdog Millionaire

There are 3 words that define the film Slumdog Millionaire: Best Picture 2008.

Every year the Academy searches for the movie of the year that inspires, that moves the audience, that has impact. This is precisely what Slumdog Millionaire does. Jamal Malik, a contestant on India’s version of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” and winner of 10 million dollars, is accused of cheating. He is interrogated and forced to prove how he knows every answer to all of the questions.

Jamal tells of each life experience that he has had, revealing why he remembers each answer, such as who is on the 100 dollar bill. Jamal has led a tragic life. Growing up in the slums of Bombay, and orphaned at a very young age, Jamal and his brother Salim have made it by themselves through unimaginable pain, fear, and poverty.

With amazing accomplishment, heart breaking loss, and unbreakable love, the story of Slumdog Millionaire is one that will go on for a long time. Don’t hesitate to get out of the house, go to the theater, and take the time to watch this movie. Keep in mind that it’s an intense experience, not to be mistaken for a feel-good film. The ticket at the Arclight was so worth it.

I give Slumdog Millionaire five out of five jellybeans.

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E.C. Henry said...

Mini-W, is there anyway you can make the theatre owners up here in the state of Washington start showing "Slumdog Millionaire?"

5 out of 5 in the jellybean department? Must be one special movie indeed!

- E.C. Henry from Bonney Lake, WA

Anonymous said...


I will not see it.

I only watch hybrid movies like these if the budget is over 100 million.

The small budget of this movie bores me.

Bye Bye
And Crocodile tears to those who watched this too basic movie!