Another movie review, sorry. I know I need to post more than just movie reviews. I promise to do better. :)
However, don't hold it against the movie. It's fantastic. While, it doesn't shy away from some of the harsher realities of life in Bombay/Mumbai, it does manage to stay a "feel good" movie. The story is, ultimately, the story of the triumph of an underdog. I don't want to give anything away, but you immediately connect with Jamal and Latika and the ethical ambiguity of Salim keeps you guessing, is he a good guy, a bad guy, something in between? The way the story unfolds through a series of flashbacks anchored to the questions and answers during Jamal's appearance on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is interesting and unique. And, in spite of all of the hoopla and Oscar buzz, it still managed to have me on the edge of my seat, which I guess also shows I didn't know the answer to the question. Once you've seen the movie, you'll realize just how embarrassing that it is.