31 Mar 2009
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Lands On DVD and Blu-ray Today! 3-31-2009
The story of Jamal Malik (Dev Patel), an 18 year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. With the whole nation watching, he is just one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India's "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" But when the show breaks for the night, police arrest him on suspicion of cheating; how could a street kid know so much? Desperate to prove his innocence, Jamal tells the story of his life in the slum where he and his brother grew up, of their adventures together on the road, of vicious encounters with local gangs, and of Latika (Freida Pinto), the girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of his story reveals the key to the answer to one of the game show's questions. Each chapter of Jamal's increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show's seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out. At the heart of its storytelling lies the question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Basically, this movie is about a young man from Mumbai, who goes on their version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and wins. The police think that he cheated, and each question he is asked, takes him back in time on his life to an experience the went through for the answer. The camera angles are killer, the acting is superb, and it is very sweet. Winner of 8 Academy Awards, there's a reason this movie is so popular.

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