Roger L. Simon

New POLIWOOD: slumdog millionaire

For this week’s POLIWOOD Lionel and I discuss the movie that is one of the frontrunners for this year’s Oscar- Danny Boyle’s slumdog millionaire. (Of course motor moths that we are we can’t resist discussing other movies as well, not to mention various other aspects of the zeitgeist.) We both liked the film, although perhaps not as much as the reviewers. Well, it’s not a great year for the movies. Still this one is worth seeing. It’s flashy, entertaining trip to Mumbai without having to worry about drinking the water or getting a terrorist’s bullet in your back. I particularly liked the Bollywood dancing at the end.

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