When a movie gains a lot of hype or wins a big award I usually stubbornly avoid it knowing that things that most people enjoy, I don't typically find amusing; I can be such a curmudgeon. But tonight I was glad we decided to rent Slumdog Millionaire which won Best Picture in 2008. It was well put together, had you rooting for the underdog (or slumdog, in this case), and above all it was a great love story. My criteria for a great love story is the Peter Parker (Spiderman)-kind, where an unlucky kid catches a larger than life break while never losing sight of the girl of his dreams. It makes me grin. A bad love story is the James Bond kind where the pompous rich guy who already has everything insists on having all the large-chested women too. It makes me gag. Slumdog Millionaire was the good kind...a chivalrous hobo doing everything in his power to reunite with his childhood sweetheart. A love story and a hobo...definite winner in my book!