This film was totally off my radar. I heard murmurings that it was about a guy in India who won the lottery. It sounded boring. Even after it won Best Picture I was still "eh" about it.
I really wanted to go and see Milk and Doubt but I never got around to seeing them either. (I will see them but it will probably have to be a rental)
A few days ago my friend e-mailed and said she had a two for one coupon for the movies that had to be used by Thursday and did I want to go and see Slumdog Millionaire? Her daughter is going to India in the fall for three months so she was interested in seeing this movie. I said sure.
What a movie. It's the only film I've seen that's made me feel so bad about life and so good about it at the same time.
If you're one of the few people who haven't seen it yet . . . GO.
Rating: Pay to see it twice and then rent the dvd.