"whoever touches us, teaches us....."

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

See Slumdog Millionaire...Soon!


If you haven't seen it, get yourself to thy theater as soon as possible! This is a movie that horrifies, yet at the same time has magic of storytelling. It is a story of a young man, who tells his life story in relation to the questions he is asked on "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire". Each story from his life becomes a step out of his tragic past towards a magical future. You must endure some serious scenes which extol the impoverished and third world nature of the city slums of Mumbai; the same city which was victim to recent terrorist attacks that killed 160 people. It is India at its grittiest, yet it is a photo of the real India. It is horrifying as well as heartwarming. It forces you to realize what we take for granted daily. It forces you to admit places exist today where children are tortured, prostituted and treated less well then most of our house pets. It forces you to be thankful for whatever little bit of heaven you live in...and believe me after seeing this movie you will appreciate your mortgaged to the hilt 1000 sq feet of brick and mortar that the most average of us resides in. It will make you thankful your children live in safety and have food and shelter. It will make you thankful to not be criticized, much less beaten to death in the street for your choice of Gods to worship. It also has a little bit to say about love that withstands all the above, and about a boy who desires no riches other then to gain love. And it restores my faith that sometimes good does prevail.
...Oh and, uhhhh..... credits to whoever the photo belongs to.......

8 comments:

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...
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citizen of the world said...

Strange coincidence, I watched the lead actor interviewd by Jon Stewart on Daily Show about an hour ago. He's only 18.

simplycol.com said...

I have heard some about this movie and have been wondering about just what it was about. This is a great review and I have now added it to my "must see" list.

Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

I totally want to see this, but I am only into "feel good" movies (as cheesy as it sounds). Am I going to survive the grit or will it make me flee the theater in search of "Bride Wars" or some other fluff???

pat said...

Its worth every painful minute ....do not miss this movie; Its hope in 2-hour film! And I am a wussy when it cmes to stuff like this; I only covered my eys once. However I would NOT take younger children to see it!

NCmountainwoman said...

I definitely want to see this movie. But I have to work up to the mind set. I know it will be painful.

bernthis said...

Best movie I have seen in a long long time and one of the best of my lifetime

Vietnam Veterans Brothers Forever said...

My wife went to India as a student nurse a year ago. She and I saw the movie and she was able to comment on many of the various scenes like the begging and the Taj Mahal. She said that the thing that struck her the most about India was the people and the living conditions.
The Movie was exceptional and very educational for me. I recommend it highly. It will show you the vast difference between our two cultures.