Slumdog Millionaire (R) 120 minutes B+
Rich in Love
Starring Dev Patel, Madhur Mittal, Freida Pinto, Anil Kapoor, and Irrfan Khan
There was a lot of buzz surrounding this film before its release... Roger Ebert claimed that "it could land a best picture Oscar nomination", while New York Post film critic Lou Lumenick says it "may be the most entertaining movie I've ever labeled a masterpiece."
I thought to myself, how good could it be? An orphan from the slums of Mumbai goes on India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to win the heart of a long lost love...? It sounded kind of cheesy, but it works brilliantly! Director Danny Boyle adds a unique twist and refreshing look at a somewhat familiar formula.
There's some cutesy kid stuff in the beginning I could've done without, but other than that, this is a winning film! Definitely worth a trip to the movie theater.