Fuck it. I’ve given myself the better part of a week to rethink this, but Slumdog Millionaire was not that good of a film. The beginning was set up well, and the frame was clever enough, but the execution and the lat half of the film was a giant train wreck of a thing. Predictable at every corner, painfully focused on an obvious conclusion, and full of horrid acting and screenwriting, I’m not sure how I managed to finish the film. It’s a measure of how lackluster the last year’s offerings were that this managed to do so well with the academy awards. Avoid it and cling to the feeling that you’ve missed out on something great, rather than watching something and realizing you’ve wasted two hours of your life. I’ve seen better romantic comedies, and Rachel Getting Married was a better film. 4/10.