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3.5 starsSlumdog Millionaire - 2/3/2009

My friend Tommy and I went to Movies 10 to see Slumdog Millionaire.  This love-story starring newcomer Dev Patel has been catching quite the buzz since its limited release in November.  Now I now finally have a chance to see it now that it is playing locally.

The story is told in flashbacks and covers most of the main character's life.  While covering such a long period of time and using 3 sets of actors to show the principal characters growing from children to young adults, the film moves at a good pace.  The music choices and some unusual camera angles keep your interest and keeps the story moving along.  The film has a great climax and fantastic ending.  The closing credits include a music video/dance sequence that seems kind of random.

The movie shows the full spectrum of India's socio-economic polarization.  It especially presents the sad conditions of the massive slums.

Slumdog Millionaire is a great film.  Go see it.

Will it win the Oscar for best picture?  Does it deserve to win?  I don't think so, in either case.

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