04 Jan

Slumdog Millionaire

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Lissa Coffey

Grade: A

Danny Boyle directs “Slumdog Millionaire” with a stellar cast of up-until-now unknown actors.  The story is about a boy who grows up in the slums of India, basically living off the street with no education.  When he turns 18 he ends up on the Indian version of the game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and because he wins, getting some tough questions right, he is suspected of cheating.  As he’s in the police station, being grilled (to say the least) his life story comes out, and we learn how he knew the answers.

This boy has lived a tough life.  He and his older brother managed to survive many trials and tribulations.  And in the course of it all, the boy falls in love.

This is a wonderful movie, so original and poignant.  I absolutely loved it.

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