Friday, January 9, 2009

Must see

Stu and I celebrated the arrival of Friday with a visit to Boojom (drool!) followed by a night at the movies - thought we'd better get out there since cinema visits are one of the many things people have been telling us to do before the kidney bean arrives in the spring (because apparently as parents we will never ever have the opportunity to - among other things - read, sleep, eat out, go out for coffee or watch a film again!)

We saw Slumdog Millionaire which was really amazing. Definitely one of the best films that I have seen in a very very long time - the story follows Jamal as he grows up in a Bombay slum and goes on to become an unlikely competitor on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. The movie promo poster above is very mis-leading actually - while it is certainly a 'feel good film' there are parts that are very gritty and I actually had difficulty watching several scenes (blame my delicate constitution), especially those that displayed the harsh reality of life in the slums for children (but then come to think of it you wouldn't really expect anything else from the director of Trainspotting!) Anyway, without giving anything away I will say that it is a wonderful story which is beautifully shot with fantastic, empathetic characters. How refreshing after a long drought in movies worth watching!

1 comment:

Santosh said...

Picked it as my fave movie of '08.