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This review is from: Slumdog Millionaire [DVD] (DVD)
Despite the all-singing, all-dancing trailers you've seen for this movie, the reality is somewhat different. It's the story of a boy who's grown up in slums in Calcutta who somehow ends up on the gameshow Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. We cut between scenes in the studio as the tension ramps up, and flashbacks from his often harrowing upbringing. There is a lot of disturbing material here, this is no fluffy rom-com, and it's probably all the better for it. It's a well conceived story and it's beautifully rendered here, full of humour and action - just don't be misled by some of the happy clappy pre-publicity.