NEW on DVD – Slumdog Millionaire

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  Based on the novel by Vikas Swarup (Q & A), Slumdog Millionaire tells the story of a boy who faces hope, faith, despair, and love. The first time I heard of this movie was when my mom was lecturing on our need to see the movie as a family.  At first, I really did not want to waste my time on what I thought to be a foreign film, but after much persuasion from teachers and my parents, I reluctantly went to see it.

  After I finished watching this brilliant masterpiece, I was astounded by the actors and actresses ability to portray certain qualities and emotions so effortlessly. I ended up amazed and stunned from the works of the scriptwriters and producer. Director Danny Boyle and co-director from India, Loveleen Tandan, did a great job in filming this Indian dramatic romance.

  Slumdog Millionaire tells a story of a Mumbai teenager who faces millions of fans on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” live on Indian television. As he gradually makes his way through, many are puzzled of how a “slum” like Jamal (Dev Patel) keeps winning the next announced question. This is a great movie because it contains a great amount of action and drama, all while a love story is taking place between two of the main characters (Dev Patel and Freida Pinto) who keep running into obstacles.

  This film is truly a work of art, and after having eight wins in the Oscars and some other nominations, it is sure to be one to watch and enjoy with the whole family. So, I encourage all movie lovers to check out this film because.

  After reading some reviews off of IMDb.com, I have found that many were disappointed with the film mostly because of the confusion of how Jamal could have known some of the stuff he said he knew. Also, some people of Indian culture have complained that the film is insulting and wildly inaccurate.

  As we all know, no one film is perfect; they all have flaws. I am not Indian and don’t know that much about the Indian culture, but I really enjoyed it. I recommend family, friends, or anybody who enjoys movies with a message to learn from and think about to see Slumdog Millionaire. I give this movie two thumbs up!