If you see one holiday film this year, put SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE on your list and see it now! This new film from hailed Brit director Danny Boyle opens this week in New York and Los Angeles and will open nationally around Thanksgiving.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE gushes with color and vibrancy and keeps you enthralled from start to finish, as we go through the life of Jamal and his brother Malik - two orphaned boys who grow up on the streets of Mumbai after their mother is killed by anti-Muslim faction. The film starts with 18 year old Jamal who is now one question away of being the champion on the uber-popular television show WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? But, is he really that smart or is he a cheat?
Smart storytelling and great cinematography and excellent performances from newcomers DEV PATEL (Jamal) and FRIDA PINTO (Latika) make SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE one of the major highlights in this year's theatrical cinematic offerings. Inspirational and full of life and love, this film is destined to be a classic. Even the younger Jamal, Latika and Malik actors are amazing.
SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE is distributed by Fox Searchlight and opens November 12 in New York and Los Angeles and other cities by Thanksgiving. Please check your local listings or go online to http://www.foxsearchlight.com/slumdogmillionaire/
By all means, do not miss this film. 7 Stars! LOL
Reviewed at 2008 AFI FEST