"Great story, very well told..."
-Ruth Hubbard from Hubbard's Cupboard
On Saturday evening I went with friends to see Slumdog Millionaire. When Nancy asked me if I wanted to see this film, I asked her if it was about a rapper. Once she told me a little about it, I recalled reading a review in Time, but I didn't remember much.
I generally don't do movie reviews on my blog (both because I don't see all that many movies early enough in their life to be saying anything that hasn't already been said a thousand times and because I don't like to ruin the experience for those who want, yet, to see the movie). So, this is not a review.
This is simply me saying that this film may not be easy to watch (parts are downright disturbing), but it should be watched. See it in a theater if you have a chance. It earns it's rating, but does not "try" to do so like some movies seem to do.
As the credits rolled at the end of the film, I found myself simultaneously wanting to buy the soundtrack, make a donation to International Justice Mission (IJM), and find friends to take with me to see it again. I suppose this blog is one way to do that last part.