Slum Dog Millionaire Books & Movies, posted by Sandra Ryan, a resident of the Vineyard Hills neighborhood, on Jan 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm
Just a warning -- Slum Dog Millionaire is not the feel-good movie that the advertising leads you to believe. For those of us who are sensitive and faint of heart, especially when it involves violence to children, be prepared when you consider seeing the new award winning film. It is shockingly violent. There are imagines that will probably come back to mind for many years, just as the shower scene in Psycho brings up lasting memories for many. I was traumatized by the violence and did not sleep all night. A few couples walked out. I just want to share my story, so others will not be caught off guard.
Posted by Carlos Gutierrez, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Feb 2, 2009 at 9:20 am
Thank you Sandra. I was on the fence about seeing this movie and now I think I'll pass. I don't like seeing children being hurt, or anything disturbing. I have been in this country for a long time, and I'm afraid I'm used to the "Mel Gidson violence"...but it is much different when there is a realism to a childs pain.
Posted by judy, a resident of the Highland Oaks neighborhood, on Feb 2, 2009 at 1:47 pm
I really wanted to like this movie...I heard great things about it but I too found it hard to watch. All that I heard was that it was a love story and a "feel good" movie. Not! I was so upset to see these children being hurt. No where I am hearing about what we all should do about this poverty in India. Where is the outcry?
Posted by AVHS Dad, a resident of the Stoneridge Park neighborhood, on Mar 18, 2009 at 9:05 am AVHS Dad is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
The R rating is justified, but Slumdog Millionare is everything a great movie should be. The most important thing to me is that it made me actually care about the characters. The violence was not gratuitous, but shockingly (no pun intended) realistic in both action and context that made it all the more horrific.
It's the best movie I've seen in a long time, and I see a LOT of movies!