Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Nate Silver pegged the odds at 99% that Slumdog would win this, so hopefully you picked it in your pool.
Here’s David Medsker’s take in his Bullz-Eye.com review.
In the end, though, the magic of “Slumdog” is in the story, not the actors who play it out. Its moral seems to be twofold: follow your heart and the money will follow, and sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. As both a lucky dog and hopeless romantic, “Slumdog” is a huge, if odd, affirmation that I’m living a good life, and I’ll take that any day over, say, a period piece about missing children or abusive priests.