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slumdog_millionaireSo the year’s most talked-about film, Slumdog Millionaire, is OK, with an above average ensemble bringing to life characters in miserable plight in equally miserable settings. The problem, however, is that the movie doesn’t measure to the hype surrounding it following its recent Golden Globe (and possibly Oscar) win. Nevertheless “Slumdog” does have its moments: Gritty cinematography, for example, reminds one of Fernando Meirelle’s “Cidade de Deus,” but the supposedly surprising but ultimately misplaced dance sequence at the end brings the kitschy dance sequence in “Keka” (by Quark Henares, not Pedro Almodovar) to mind. In all, a good film, but never quite the kind marketed.

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  1. We decided to see the movie out of curiosity b/c of the Golden Globes … turned out we enjoyed it and appreciated it more days later. I wouldn’t consider it a monumental film in my lifetime, but for now, we’re glad we went.


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