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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

An amazing film!






I love India. I have always wanted to travel to this beautiful, exotic country, with its share of spirituality, poverty and natural wonders....

There is a mystery there that intrigues me. When I heard that Slumdog Millionaire was playing in San Diego, I had to go see it. I was not disappointed. This 2 hour film takes you on a journey through India, through the eyes of a young man who is a contestant on India's version of Who Want's to be a Millionaire? I won't say anything else about the plot.

I will say that in this film I saw beautiful faces, colorful land, joy and suffering. I saw one of the true wonders of the world, the Taj Majal, up close and personal. It was a peek into a world so far away and unlike the one that I know, yet I know that someday I will get there.

In the meantime, please go see this film.

7 comments:

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This movie got so many Golden Globe awards! I'd love to see it too.

Sue said...

I keep hearing what a wonderful movie this is...I will have to go and see it although whenever I see India on the Amazing Race it always makes me feel so sad for the people that live there. Such poverty and unbelievable living conditions...but I'm intrigued now by all the good things I have heard about this film....

~j~ said...

thanks for the review Linda! since my daughter just got back from there i think it would be fun to see it together and get her spin on it too!

Sabina said...

I've been watching a series on PBS on India (really wonderful) - can't wait to see this film!!

Have a great weekend!!

:)

janie said...

I too am fascinated with India-I love the food, clothes, movies and even some of the music. I have to go see this! How was SF??

Tammy said...

I don't think this has come to our neck of the woods and may not show up, but i will definitely put it on my rental list so i can see it - sounds like a great movie. Seems like the best movies are not the big budget stuff, but this type of show and it's neat to see a small movie show them all up.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

We are going to a matinee today in fact! We are determined to see at least four of the nominated films before the Oscars...and since we've seen zero, our work is cut out for us. ;-)