Thursday, January 29, 2009

On "Slumdog Millionaire"

My updated review of Slumdog Millionaire was published in today's Dispatch:
It may follow a familiar path, but Boyle (along with screenwriter Simon Beaufoy, a fellow Oscar nominee) has the good sense to make a few new stops along the way. "Slumdog Millionaire" is a wonderful film, a luminous and uplifting ode to love and humanity with the power to make the heart swoon and the spirit soar. It is the movie of the moment to be sure, but in our national climate of hope and optimism amid economic crises, "Slumdog Millionaire" feels like the film we need at just the right moment - fresh, moving and, above all, hopeful.

This is what the movies are all about.

Click here to read my full review.

2 comments:

GGBlog said...

Quite agree with you that Slumdog is a "perfect" movie in that it combines everything we want from films and does it exceptionally well : drama, romance, humor and action. I enjoyed it immensely and posted more thoughts here.

Film-Book dot Com said...

An innovative romance though I thought Let the Right One In was more so.

I am glad Slumdog is finding a broader audience now.