Saturday, April 11, 2009


Family members can be no-good sons-of-guns. If you cannot handle that information, don't watch Slumdog Millionaire. The older Samir cared for his brother, but he often had strange ways of showing it. The younger and kinder Jamal absorbed his brother's anger and spite. Samir went so far as to rape Jamal's only love.

The story of bad brothers is an ancient one, a tale that's been told throughout the ages and in many cultures. The age of the story offers little comfort for those who receive the brunt of the force. Samir redeemed himself in the end, which was fair. He also paid a high price for his knuckle-dragging.

Slumdog was sad, blinding and barbaric, yet it was worth watching and celebrating.

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