"Slumdog": Your thoughts

December 2, 2008
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We had a great crowd at the IBJ Night at the Movies screening of "Slumdog Millionaire."

If you were there, let us know what you thought of the film.
  • Absolutely loved it! A life story, a love story and Who Wants to be a Millionaire all in one movie?! lol Seriously, it was a truly moving film.

    Some of the scenes were really hard to watch (I noticed some people got up and left), but I don't think the movie would have been as powerful without them. I imagine this is one of those movies I'll fall asleep thinking about and still be thinking about when I wake up tomorrow.

    So glad I could be there tonight...I even got a t-shirt!!
  • Quite poignant as to someone naive to the world around him yet so keen to those moments that shaped his life. It's a story of truth and devotion and offers a glimpse of a life that we never see. Plus, the dance sequence in the closing credits was pure Bollywood! Another well-filmed Danny Boyle gem.
  • I can certainly see why critics and the public alike loved this movie. It was shot beautifully, the story was moving, and the music became a character in its own right.

    I never would have guessed that a movie with Who Wants to be a Millionaire as a major part of it could be cool. But it was.
  • My wife and I had the good fortune to spend two weeks in India in 2007, so the movie brought back a lot of memories. Spending time on an Indian Train or in an Indian Train Station can be a very
  • A terrific film. Moments kept surfacing in my dreams last night...which is a consistent thing with me when it comes to
    the films of Danny Boyle. The vivid imagery and the employment of pop culture as a framing device and as an influence on the storytelling technique coalesced into a very memorable movie.
  • If this movie doesn't leave viewers feeling like they live with abundance, then nothing will. The lead characters suffered loss, betrayal and abuse throughout their lives, yet the protagonist, holding tightly to his moral compass, prevails with wealth - and the girl. The movie is directed so well I felt like I could smell the filth and overcrowding in the Indian slums. The writing, casting, and filming were all an A+ in my book. It will be hard to ever shake some of the imagery from my head. Bravo, Danny Boyle!
  • I have never seen a Danny Boyle film before, so what a surprise! The story was great, the location was facinating to look at...what a great flick. My only negative was that some people couldn't contain themselves at the revelation of the main character's final answer (which I did not know). None the less, it was a great time, and really a film I would recommend to anyone.
  • We throughly enjoyed the film! We went in expecting to like it and we left loving it. Thank you so much Lou and IBJ for the tickets! We'll have to take you up on it again in the future.
  • The movie was thought provoking and amazing! I don't like watching trailers and spoilers before seeing movies, but I knew that the movie kind of revolved around a game show. I'm not a huge fan of game shows, so I wasn't expecting to like it. I. Was. Wrong. Period. The game show ended up being more like a character in the film than anything else. You should really see this movie if you haven't!

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