Slumdog Millionaire

Cast: Dev Patel, Frieda PintoDirector: Danny BoyleBreakdown: With a beautiful setting in India and great acting from children who have never been in an association of film, this movie brings the beauty of emotional films as Danny Boyle (Sunshine, 28 Days Later) creates his greatest movie yet, which is based on the spellbinding book by Vikas Swarup. This movie brought tears to my eyes because of how well it was made, with the great music and the even better acting, direction, and MARVELOUS script. I love this movie so much that I hate it, because I am a filmmaker, and I know that I will never be able to make anything as good as it was.Plot: An illiterate Mumbai-born Indian named Jamal Malik is picked to be on the Indian version of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”. His life’s story unravels as he answers a series of questions as he nears the grand prize of 2,000,000 rupees. As you learn about his life, you learn about the things that he must do everyday to survive and the things he has done to better the lives of others and to try and find the love of his life, Latika, who was taken away from him many times throughout his tough life. This movie is the epitome of emotional masterpiece in cinema.Best Aspects: The best thing about this movie was the music. My terms are this: MUSIC MAKES THE MOVIE. That is a worldly fact. A.R. Rahman makes a fascinating score for the movie, which won an Oscar. It deserved so much more, for it added a sense of emotion to the movie, such as Passengers and Miracle at St. Anna did the same year.Another one of my favorite aspects of the movie was the amazing acting from the children. They never had any experience acting, and they did it perfectly. And not only that, but they made the movie so astonishing that I felt like applauding after almost every scene.Bottom Line: For this movie, I would have seen it a hundred times in the theater, and wanted to have seen it another million. I think that this was such a powerful story that it should be considered one of the most amazing movies to be made to this day. Bravo, Danny Boyle, Dev Patel, Frieda Pinto, Vikas Swarup, of course, and a special bravo to Simon Beaufoy, the screenwriter, for one of the best adaptations I have ever seen.

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