Monday, January 12, 2009
Not a Slumdog Junkie
OK ... so here is my point, waking up after the Golden Globes gave SM Best Pictue - Drama.
It was a picture that could have made a real statement, but it missed the mark. The word "dalit" was mentioned once in the screams of the police chasing the kids in the first slum sequences.
The situation in India is so incredibly sad that I found the redemption of one slumdog by winning the lottery demeaning.
There was not one word of political comment in the acceptance for the Golden Globe speech of the idea that this slum is beyond anything that we in the US could even imagine.
This really took the shine off an otherwise exceptional movie to me... and it took me days to figure out why I wasn't on board the SD Bandwagon.