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Movie Details

Title:   Slumdog Millionaire
Director:   Danny Boyle
Year:   2008
Genre:   Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.07.09

Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- 28 Days Later
- Sunshine
- T2 Trainspotting
- Trainspotting

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.07.09DVRThis Screening is part of event: DVRfest 2009
I guess this was a big deal last year, right? I'm not sure I see it. Yes, the framing device is pretty cool, and the colorful pallette looked great in HD... but overall it left me a bit bored. I liked how the title was on the kid's shirt, but all the childhood stuff made me glad I was white and comfortable to be honest. I didn't get the exuberant boisterous energy so much as the abhorrent squalor and devestating poverty. Passing it off as something I should be excited about seemed a bit exploitative to me, although I'm probably taking everything too seriously right now. Next year if I have more time to plan this out, I'll have to throw in some movies that might surprise me rather than the stuff I know is bad but want to see anyway and the stuff I heard was good but wasn't excited to see when it came out.

In any case, I.... yeah, not sure why so many people went crazy for this one. I thought it was just ok.

Oh yeah, and what was up with the bathtub full of money. Did he just want it to get bloody and be a pain in the ass for the dudes who have to clean it? Nice shades, bro.

Up next... in what will be the last movie of the night... is something involving.... a hotel..... and dogs!
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