Friday, January 30, 2009

Slumdog Millionaire

I just got home from seeing "Slumdog Millionaire."

All I can say is, "wow."

The movie was very powerful...intense...and gripping. It really resonated with me, and left me sitting, stunned, when the credits rolled. Several people in the theater applauded. Although the story in itself is a work of fiction, the backdrop that the movie is set against, is not. The images of the slums of India - and the children, digging and surviving in the dumps, was almost too much for me to bear.

This movie received numerous Academy Award nominations - and I say, they are much deserved. If you have not seen this movie yet - I recommend it. Highly. Be prepared to be moved.


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