Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Must See Movies



I've only seen a few Indian movies, but Slumdog Millionaire is one I won't soon forget. This impressive film features everything from adventure to a love story to deeply disturbing violence. The story of two brothers from the slums of Mumbai is both tragic and uplifting. With masterful cinematography, a great story and talented young actors, this movie won't disappoint.
Another worthwhile offering is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. It's an unusual story that takes all sorts of unexpected twists and turns. As a writer, I was really impressed with the intricacies of the plot and the use of omniscient point of view in parts of it.
It's unusual lately to find two great movies in theaters at the same time, so take advantage - have a movie date - or two.

7 comments:

Terry Odell said...

We almost went to Benjamin Button for our Christmas movie, but we were on the fence at the time (and the length seemed off-putting). However, I've heard fantastic reviews from people I know and trust, so we just might get out the the theater.

Meanwhile, we're still catching up on classics via Netflix. Did The Maltese Falcon last week.

Katie Reus said...

I've heard a lot about Benjamin Button too! It's definitely on my list :) Haven't heard of the other one, but it looks interesting.

Abigail said...
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Abigail said...

'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' was on my list but I veered because of the length. I figured I'd just wait until it came out.

I heard 'Slumdog Millionaire' is amazing. Hubby and I are doing date night for that one.

Liane Gentry Skye said...

Oh, thanks for the recommendations. I've been tempted by both of those movies! :)

Jax Cassidy said...

I've been wanting to watch both movies... I think when the ice storm is over, I'll go watch a movie! Thanks for the suggestions.

Ashley Ladd said...

I would LOVE to see both these movies, especially Slumdog Millionaire. But movies at the theater is one of the things I've had to cut way back on. It's just so expensive.