Today was a great day. Partly because it involved a trip to the Army and Navy (the world's most useful store), as well as the fact that I was lucky enough to see one of the best films of the year. Lucky in the sense that I managed to squish into the last seat in the movie theatre. At a Sunday matinee.
Where do you begin? Slumdog Millionaire elicits all of your emotions in the space of two hours - people were gripping the arms of their seats in suspense, laughing out loud, and quietly being reminded of the ingenuity that humans exhibit in the most desperate situations. For anyone that has travelled outside of North America or Western Europe, there are some striking scenes of the boys 'working' at the Taj Mahal that will make you laugh...for the M.I.A. lovers out there, she is part of an outstanding soundtrack that works perfectly with the cinematography.
This is a most definite recommendation - I believe the ridiculous number of positive adjectives in this post makes that point quite clear.