Slumdog Squarepants

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Also known as Slumdog Milliner, on account of the way the word "millionaire" is pronounced during the quiz show sequences - something that its star Dev Patel himself ended up noting on The Daily Show. The film is most definitely, however, not about hats.

The Slumdog Squarepants epithet was proposed by Wittertainee Martin Lever.

A prime example of the sides of buses advertising rule not working, although Mark did take issue with the description in those ads of the film being "feel-good hit of the year," on the grounds that that is a somewhat ambitious epithet for a movie involving a child being deliberately blinded in order that they make more money while begging.

When a Wittertainee named Mark wrote in complaining that the film had an "unbelievable plot", it prompted a Kermodian rant in support of the film, explaining - as with Crash (the Sandra Bullock one) - that it's a fable!

Regular correspondent Ben in London pondered as to whether, in the film's key line, Mrs Slumdog says to Mr Slumdog either "I thought we'd be together only in death" or "I thought we'd be together only in debt" - and therefore whether the movie was about the transcendent power of love to overcome all obstacles, or a captialist tract about how only money can bring true happiness. Mark confirmed the line was "debt", but admitted he had himself misheard Simon's reading of Ben's email, thinking "all obstacles" was "lobsters."

Although both Mark and Simon were huge fans - feeling that its beating of Forrest Gump with A-levels to the Best Picture Oscar was one of those rare occasions the Oscars had got it right - Colin Murray disliked it very much, feeling it ripped the heart out of the original novel, titled Q&A, and changed the ending.