Saturday, February 14, 2009

Bonding over Slumdog

While the world was happily wining and dining their significant others, I had a slightly different kind of evening. I went out with the maternal unit for a movie. Specifically Slumdog Millionaire, which she had desperately wanted to watch for ages. In the end it was an enjoyable experience. The movie actually worked better for me the second time around. Danny Boyle’s cinematography was more vivid and Pinto was even more beautiful. The only issue I had was the winning the contest which seemed to jar with me for some reason. Getting the girl and the money? Oh so Hollywood.

Also I discovered that one of the advantages of bonding with the maternal unit over a movie was that there wasn’t much talking involved. Don’t get me wrong, I love the maternal one as one should, but considering I met her a handful of times over more than a decade, our interactions are always a bit guarded. Especially considering the sibling and her have such a strong bond, it tends to leave me feeling a bit of an outsider. The lack of context with the family unit tends to make close interactions difficult but thankfully it’s gotten easier over the last couple of years.
Anyways familial complications aside, watching slumdog with the mother was quite a pleasant way to spend the evening, despite getting the slight ribbing received. Just another step toward normality.

P.S. I wonder what this does for my badboy status?


T said...

ur bad boy status is a figment of your imagination!

pissu perera said...

oi! your word verification made me type "penism" :-o i wonder if it's anything like racism and sexism. hmm..

i was about to say you're a badboy only in your head but t beat me to it.

pinto looks very ordinary to me. she had great skin though. the girl playing the mother, on the other hand, was really pretty.

i thought getting the girl and the money was a bollywood thing. maybe the difference between hollywood and bollywood is only the language after all.

Sabby said...

Apparently I am the only one who thinks you are a bad boy =/

You big softy you =P
Slumdog was ok-ish. It's not as good as the hype makes it out to be.

PseudoRandom said...

Aww :D Badboy? I don't see no badboy here :P

Haven't seen Slumdog but I'm a bit sceptical re the hype it's getting. And I agree with pp...I find Pinto rather ordinary. Pretty, but not spectacular. But hey, as long as you're happy...:D

Scrumpulicious said...

Bad boy? You?! Hahahahahaha!

But you've endeared me more with this post! :)

N said...

T & PP - don't know the half of it eh:)

Sabby - rest assured I'm still a badboy :D

Pseudo - hehe

Scrump - Do I know you :S

BTW if Pinto is 'ordinary'...bloody hell where can I go to where that is 'ordinary' sounds like heaven to me!

Jack Point said...

Ignore the girls N, Pinto was the only good thing in that lousy film.