This will be brief.
Slumdog Millionaire. I saw it for the first time alone on Saturday. Then I saw it with a great friend this afternoon. I would go see again tomorrow.
It is amazing.
The cinematography is fantastic. Each shot was well thought out and composed to not only progress the story, but to truly engage the viewer.
The acting is superb. Every person plays their part well, not over doing it, not trying to steal the screen. Each character is believable, and either lovable or hateable...or I suppose both.
And the story. Ah the story. It is what stories should be.
I won't go into more detail today. I want people to go see it, then we can chat. I will probably post on it again soon.
If you live in Manhattan, you are out of luck. The theater here has once again skipped out on anything that focuses on another culture. But don't worry, Twilight and Bolt in 3D are still available.
But if you want to go to Topeka...nope, not there either.
Fine, go to KC. Watch it there. It will be worth the drive. And if you live in KC, or are visiting...then go now.
And if you are in Manhattan and want to drive to KC on Saturday to see it....I will go with you.
That is how much I love this movie.