Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire" Steals the Show

Audiences across the country choked up with emotion while watching Slumdog Millionaire portray the tough life of a young boy living in one of India's poorest neighborhoods. Those who had seen the movie were not surprised when they watched this year's Oscars, as the film outshined countless star-studded box office hits by earning 8 awards. Some argue that the movie is an inaccurate portrayal of the poverty in India because the likelihood of somebody escaping it is almost nonexistent. However, Director Danny Boyle explains that he was not intending to make an informative, factual documentary. Although the movie is for entertainment purposes, one cannot ignore the fact that it does actually shed light on some of the major issues faced by a country struggling with poverty. Hopefully this unexpected success will encourage more people to take a stand against poverty.
Source: NY Times