Saturday, January 17, 2009

Once in a blue moon

A movie comes along that:

a.) I'm glad I spent a valuable date night on
b.) I'd recommend to others
c.) I'd pay full price a second time to see

It must be a blue moon. Steve and I braved the frigid cold temperatures and the snowy roads last Thursday night to see Slumdog Millionaire. It was all three of those things and more.

If you don't know much about the movie I won't share too much because I'm a firm believer that it is better to be pleasantly surprised rather than expecting something to change your life and leave a theatre thinking, "ho-hum." But I do have to say, this may have been my favorite movie in YEARS.

I sat through a lot of the film with my hand over my eyes, fingers cracked so I could get the gist of things. Not because it is a horror film (of the Friday the 13th genre) or a shoot 'em up Hollywood kind of thing. It was simply too much for me to take. My heart raced, I cried and I laughed. It made me hope for all things to be made right in the world and it made me hope that love would win out and the good guys get theirs in the end. It made my hope for my Christian faith come alive and my desire for justice to prevail shout out. It also made my love for other cultures even greater and my gratitude for living in America re-ignite. It is a movie that all whiny Americans should see (especially in these tough economic times- I don't mean to minimize the hard times many are going through, but this certainly puts life into perspective.)

If you have a chance, I highly recommend this film. If you do end up seeing it, or have seen it and want to add your two cents, leave a comment and let me know what you thought. Forget the popcorn though, this just isn't that kind of movie!


Gina said...

oh - thanks for the recommendation. i really want to see it. there is a movie on tonight called human trafficking - its on the ION channel at 8 - its a must see as well. poorly made, but definitely made an impression on me that i won't forget. its one of those things that you hate that is in your mind, but really need to keep those things in mind while living our wonderful lives... anyway!

emme said...

i'm dying to see this movie. glad to hear you liked it. maybe when my mom is here this weekend we can see it. miss you!

wren handmade said...

I agree. I loved the movie. I also thought it was an inventive way to tell a harrowing story. We're supposed to go to India in April for a wedding. I've been pretty nervous but even the poverty has a beauty to it.