By: Hank Bagwell (Two Beers) –
This is, by far, one of my favorite films of all time. You can’t help but love the characters, even the ones you love to hate. SM is a story about Jamal, a poor slumdog, who finds himself on the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Given his lack of education, he is tortured by police in order to find out how he is cheating. He then tells story after story, some funny, some horrific, of how he knew the answer to each question. ANNNNNNDDDD of COURSE there is a love interest; it’s a bit challenging at times, but, hey, we’ve all been there.
Sometimes you’ll laugh and other times you’ll think… “No fucking way they’re about to do that” (then they do). I love this movie for its cinematography, actors, soundtrack, colors, humor and story, but most especially, its heart. I loved that it wasn’t a complete guy movie (all action/no story), and its not a chick flick (please fucking shoot me). If you can walk away from this film with no sense of emotion, you probably liked The Cabin in the Woods (worst movie EVER, btw). Oh… and my drinking game… You’ll be happier than a fat girl on a moped.
Like I said before, this is one of my favorite films, but I judge films based on other works. My favorite film of all time… Pulp Fiction (and Matt Berry can kiss my ass, Boondock Saints doesn’t even compare). So I base a lot of what I rate on that scale, and I cant give SM just a toast, but how about a toast and a sip? If it had a few more SHOCK scenes, it would have been the best ever, but it’ll have to settle for #2 all time on my list.
By the way, those two movies are nothing alike, but I’m just saying, if some asshole thinks that The Cabin in the Woods was “Brilliant” or “Riveting”, he’s got less taste than a Craigslist hooker with a mouth full of latex. It’s important to me to know what someone likes before I waste my time on it.
Awww… I wasn’t even referring to you, Heidi… but since you’re here…
One beer shy of a round for the Three Musketeers! (What was that third one’s name again??)
Take a Drink: every time you want to punch Salim in the face or balls.
Take a Drink: every time you want to cringe or look away.
Take a Drink:every time you don’t know the answer to a question Jamal answered.
Take a Drink: every time you hear the name “Latika”.
Do a Shot: during the train scene and the worst dancer has to Do a Double.