Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire"...Pam Survives The Opening Scene

"Slumdog" resonates because it is real. It is happening..right now...in many countries around the world...not the victory of the game show...the storyline of poverty in a country too poor to contain evil.

I liked it because it portrayed an image of India that for the most part...you expect. But you don't have the imagination to come up with the details.

This movie casts children, but it is not a child's movie. It is rated "R" for violence and sexual content. The opening scene is intense and involves mutilation of innocent children. You don't want to see this part because it is something that you know exists.

Those who see it will have a new depth in understanding the third world, and hopefully, a greater gratitude for American life.

The storyline of "poor guy triumphs" is lost for me. I did not focus on the fantasy as the reality was too overwhelming.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I saw it too. Very intense. What do you think about what is going on in Mexico with the borders? Have you been to Mexico and have a feel for the political unrest there?