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has anyone been to see this yet? is it good? should i go and see it?
Maybe it's because it's being over hyped.
really really good
i took the hype with a pinch of salt, but's it just a v well done film
going to see it tonight.
and don't really get the fuss. it was entertaining and i really like the montage-y bits, but i wasn't amazed by it.
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You have my attention.
on Rotten Tomatoes.
this weekend. i will report back!
A cheap night out when you've got an Unlimited card.
easy read but nothing amazing. From what I can gather, what makes this good is all the set pieces and scenes and characters, rather than the plot (which is pretty whack tbh)
My Google is broken. Honest.
The story of Jamal Malik, an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika, the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love
gets to go on Indian Who Wants To Be A Millionaire
gets all questions right, wins 20 million rupees (or summit)
they accuse him of cheating and he's arrested
he recounts various stories (via backflash) which explain how he knew the answer to each question (ie he has a specific story for each question/answer as to how he got to know the answer)
its nestling next to Australia on my list.
i wasn't sure about Slumdog Millionaire until i saw the rating on imdb. plus the replies on this thread. and i like going to the cinema. and hey, it can't be worse that Righteous Kill i saw a while ago!
JEEZ my typing is terrible today. i blame having cold hands!
fuck da haterz!
but it didnt blow me away like it seems to with most people. The flashbacks to his youth are the best bit. The actual gameshow bit and stuff with the bad guy is pretty naff though.
everyone should see it and also The Wrestler with Micky Rourke another fanastic film
got to see it last year as well at some special preview screening and didn't know what to expetc but its very good, funny, sad and quite brutal in parts. It is a tad cheesy towards the end though but definitely worth going to see.
The girl is gorgeous as well.
and liked it a lot. just as Lo-Pan said above it is funny in places, and sad too. i'd definitely recommend it.
it's completely ridiculous a lot of the time but it gets by on pure energy and effervescence.
quite good, thought it could've been more 'gritty' though and removed the love story.
it was all about that his life was leading up to a single point and his continuous pursuit of Latika was what gave him the answers to be able win the money.
the whole movie was basically a love story. It is written, innit?
The millionaire questions are fucked though. The last one is piss... although part of the plot.
is presenting "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" in the film.
not normally my sort of film but it was well put together. It deserves the Oscar hype, should get best picture imho.
one dissapointment is there was no Sun Always Shines on TV used in the soundtrack like in trailer. haha
as for 'The Wrestler', I saw the trailer and wanted to hide behind my arms.
"I used to be on top of the world. But not any more."
... scenes of Mickey Rourke having a harsh life...
"One last fight - it could put you back up there man."
... scenes of him training and smiling and having fun...
"I CAN'T BE WHO YOU WANT ME TO BE!!!!"
"I LOVE YOU!!!"
watched it a while back, although i did love wrestling when i was a kid..
is excellent. I much preferred it to Slumdog.
The trailer is ridiculous and not at all representative. Makes it seem like a knock about action film.
went to my local taekwando club.
It's only a simple story, but it's done with such visual pizzaz that you just get swept up in it. Hugely enjoyable.
i liked that part of the movie lots but unlike others i thought it was a pretty consistent film, not really any low points. i liked the end credits too, very well done.
freida pinto who played latika is stunning.