Slumdog Millionaire.

So it was emotionally manipulative and the last act was pretty schmaltzy (“It was like a movie directed by Denzel Washington,” said a friend), but it worked. And worked pretty well, even though by all rights it shouldn’t have.

And for a shameless crowd-pleaser, it went to some pretty dark places.

Also? Freida Pinto.

G.D.

Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs and reports on race and ethnicity for NPR's Code Switch team.
  • scott

    The reviewer on All Things Considered like it. Unfortunately, I’m not sure it will make it to a theater near me.

  • http://universeexpanding.wordpress.com universeexpanding

    Yet another movie I will be forced to bootleg. Ah well, can’t be helped.

  • http://themontonouslife.com SA

    I really want to see this. But like Scott I highly doubt it’ll make it to my local theater. Sigh.

  • ladyfresshh

    for some reason i have no inclination…but JCVD on the other hand…

  • http://www.myspace.com/quixotic4 G.D.

    lol. here you go with your ‘this does not interest me’ schtick.

  • ladyfresshh

    aw man, again just being honest
    The movie is being highly and heavily promoted and it’s turning me off for some reason.

  • http://www.myspace.com/quixotic4 G.D.

    *blinks*

  • ladyfresshh

    ok what are you blinking at?

  • http://www.shanio.com shani-o

    I’m with LF. But I guess I should just stay out of this thread, eh?