"Slumdog Millionaire" - a great film from British director Danny Boyle

Saw a preview of "Slumdog Millionaire" tonight followed by a Q&A with director Danny Boyle. The two are well matched. Both film and director are vibrant, engaging, honest, compassionate without being mawkish and ultimately immensely likeable, as well as being in love with the city of Mumbai in all its extreme contradictions.

I whole-heartedly recommend the film. It has already garnered a number of awards and looks like getting nods for the big ones come Oscar time. Given the worldwide popularity of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" it looks like Boyle and his team have a substantial hit on their hands. A thoroughly deserved and belatedly commercial success for one of Britain's top directors of the last 20 years (Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, 28 Days Later, Millions, Sunshine).

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