"this is our destiny"

If you haven't heard of Slumdog Millionaire by now, you are either
a) trapped underground
b) stuck under a rock
c) a recluse
d) stuck in hannah montana landThis movie has garnered a bunch of attention for its Oscar wins, beautiful leading lady, Freida Pinto, and, recently, the custody battle over one of the younger stars. Oh, and of course, because, you know, it was a pretty damn good movie.
As in, it was a modern fairytale in the slums of India about a man whose unique experiences lead him to the final question on India's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?" There's romance, there's strife, there's evil, there's good, there's the questionable character, there's squeamish scenes and funny scenes, aww scenes and argh!! scenes. In short--Slumdog's got it all.

There's no gorgeous costumes or stunning scenery. It is gritty and truthful and extremely well done because of this. All the stars really shined. I know Freida gets the most attention (and who can blame them?! She's stunning!) but everyone really did well in this movie.
PS. This is my AP English right now, but I definitely noticed the motif of yellow and "destiny" mixed together in Latika's clothes--the dress, shirt, scarf. All brought her to Jamal.

And of course if none of these pictures convince you, this has to.


Diana said...

oh i love this film and i have the biggest girl crush on frieda pinto

Sara said...

I loved that movie so much, it haunts me. I never noticed the yellow/destiny relationship, but it makes sense!

muchlove said...

I loved that movie too! It's just so beautiful - in it's own gritty way.

Anonymous said...

i love that movie.it's so realistic and touching and give you sort of a message.impressive and stunning.
hehe i really enjoyed that toilet scene:)

Flashes of Style said...

AAhh I am obsessed with this movie! Jai ho is my ringtone :)

The Clothes Horse said...

I still haven't seen the film...but I have been following the media frenzy about one of the children in the film and her father who attempted to sell her...

i.d. said...

I have to confess that I haven't seen it yet...but I think I'll have to soon!