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Slumdog Millionaire

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echt Fri 09-Jan-09 04:36:58

It's been out for several weeks in Oz, but I see from "The Guardian" that it's just been released UK side. Go and see it. It's properly cinematic in its photography despite the feel-good/Channel 4 vibes which publicise it - not a tv film shown in cinemas.

Stay for the credits at the end.
Great soundtrack.

Lovely, lovely film; its heart in the right place but with stuff that has you heart-stopped with tension.

PortAndLemon Fri 09-Jan-09 06:12:01

Isn't there a bit with a child and a spoon... <maintains deliberate vagueness>? I had been definitely planning to go and watch it until I heard about that bit.

twentypence Fri 09-Jan-09 06:28:05

I have read the book and don't know that bit...P&L

PortAndLemon Fri 09-Jan-09 06:30:17

Gleaned from Empire review of film.

akhems Fri 09-Jan-09 07:43:50

ooh I think I read the book of this a couple of years ago.. fabulous story if its the same one, can't remember the title or author :/

LurkerOfTheUniverse Fri 09-Jan-09 08:38:39

isn't it this book?here

twentypence Fri 09-Jan-09 08:48:02

Yes it's pretty clear that there will be eyeballs and a spoon in the movie (agree for those who are MNing whilst eating it is best not to quote directly. )If it was in the book I instantly forgot it. But then Trainspotting was so much more shocking on film than the book. Same director innit?

PuppyMonkey Fri 09-Jan-09 08:59:16

A child and a spoon....? Eh....?

walkthedinosaur Fri 09-Jan-09 09:01:01

Watched this last week it's fab. I actually forgot about the child and the spoon thing as it's only a small part of the story. I really enjoyed the whole film.

PortAndLemon Fri 09-Jan-09 09:24:08

May go ahead and go, then [very wussy emoticon].

akhems Fri 09-Jan-09 23:49:09

yep, that's the book i read lurker, excellent story but a bit nasty in parts :/

violethill Sun 11-Jan-09 20:52:05

Fabulous film - go and see it.

mawbroon Sun 11-Jan-09 23:43:08

Saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.

Love the music too.

moulesfrites Mon 12-Jan-09 18:17:29

Saw it yesterday - loved it too.

LittleMissBliss Thu 15-Jan-09 13:22:32

Went to see this last night with dp!
Amazing, best fill i've seen in a long time! deff one to see in cinema to get the full effect. Fantastic sound track, great child actors funny and heart warming, sad in places. Plus loved the ending credits.

MrsMattie Thu 15-Jan-09 13:25:24

Saw it on saturday. Loved it. Dev Patel is so sweet. Great soundtrack. Funny, poignant, gives you the vibe of Mumbai perfectly.

FeelingLucky Thu 15-Jan-09 19:52:21

Best bit is the end credits on the station platform imo
Liked it because it was feelgood, but was unsure about some of the acting (lead actor and actress to be precise) and was more interested in development of som eof the characters (policeman and gameshow host)

skinnygirlNOT Thu 15-Jan-09 20:51:58

I've read the book and loved it. Is the film true to the book? I don't want to be disappointed.

edam Fri 16-Jan-09 23:41:49

Just seen it - was blown away. SUCH a long time since I've seen anything so brilliant. That Danny Boyle really knows how to make a good movie.

And yes, the end credits were fab. People in the cinema started applauding! Always makes me smile as it's a bit pointless but it was so good I was quite tempted to join in.

deste Thu 22-Jan-09 23:13:17

A child eyes were gouged out by a spoon. The film was amazing.

tiggerlovestobounce Fri 23-Jan-09 14:29:08

The eyes werent gouged out. The characters in the film referred to it that way, but later on the eyeballs were still there. If that makes anyone feel any better. Probably not much hmm
I felt sick at that bit of the film, but all in all I thought it was great.

skirt Fri 23-Jan-09 14:30:42

Loved it. Best film I'd seen in years. The end scenes were so unexpected and very HSM.

ilovemydogandMrObama Fri 23-Jan-09 14:33:32

Brilliant film

LaDiDaDi Fri 23-Jan-09 18:35:09

I saw it last night and loved it but I wasn't convinced by the relationship between the lead couple.

deste Sat 24-Jan-09 18:21:35

The youngest sons says they were gouged but he did still have them in the underground.

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