This is one of my favourite movies!
Months before the awards shows were buzzing about it, even before a single friend (or a married friend) had mentioned its title to me, I read a review online. And I intrigued.
So as the swell around this film increased, I wondered.
Is it worth the hype? Can it possibly be as good as advertised? Did my early exposure to that review help its success, and if so, where can I get my cheque?
So my quick review?
I went into the theater with high expectations, the kind of expectations that make me nervous because I’ve been disappointed by a lot of films. But not this day. Not in the slums. Perhaps it’s the Asian thing–it’s special to me. Maybe it’s just a fantastic story told in an interesting way that puts this story into a special category for me. My favourite scene of all time comes from this movie–that doesn’t hurt its chances to etch a permanent place in my heart. It could be that my wife cried gentle tears on my shoulder and that I joined her. I don’t know what it is, but something in me was made to feel alive while I watched this story.
And that is a significant thing to say about “a flick”.
PS: If you’re wondering about my favourite scene, think of two phrases: “Outhouse Escape” and “Autograph Request”. Simply classic!