The Man and I are frequent movie goers. We go to the movies more than anyone else I know. But this year it seems we picked all the wrong movies to see. When the list of nominations came out for Best Picture, we hadn't seen any of them. Zero!
Not to be beaten by this, we vowed to at least see a couple of the nominated movies before the big night arrived.
We only made it to one, Slumdog Millionaire
And while the movie itself was amazing it was the music that we both felt put it over the top. For The Man's birthday, I got him the soundtrack to Slumdog and we've been blasting Indian music in the van every since. My favorite song from the disc is Jai Ho. It's played during the last scene in the movie when the whole cast comes out for a dance number. It might be the most joyful song I've ever heard and I don't even know what the words mean.
Slumdog Millonaire won Best Picture and Jai Ho won Best Song. I guess when it comes down to the wire, The Man and I don't mess around.