I liked "Slumdog Millionaire." It's a pretty good, highly entertaining movie; especially the first half, which gives you a rather unsettling glimpse of slum life in Mumbai, and stars actual kids from the slums. That said, it perplexes me that quite a few reviewers are calling it a "masterpiece," including the WSJ's Joe Morgenstern, as we noted last week on SAJAforum. Whatever - I'm not on a crusade against "Slumdog" hype (although the title, it must be said, is pretty bad; they need to call it "Street Urchin Double-Crorepati"). And if anything, I'm enjoying the movie more, just by watching the TV appearance being made by the movie's leads, Dev Patel and Freida Pinto.
Here's a really good interview, on NBC's "Today" show, conducted by Meredith Veira. She asks Patel about how he got into the mindset of a slum kid, and at the end, he and the fetching Freida do a little dance (made me feel better about the somewhat cringe-inducing dance in the actual movie).
And here's Dev on "The Late Show with David Letterman," a few days ago.