I wasn't sure if this was the kind of film that I'd enjoy, but everyone else wanted to go and so I went along. Glad I did.
The plot of Slumdog Millionaire sounds a bit trivial. A poor boy from the wrong side of the tracks gets a shot at the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire". However, there is a lot more to it than that. With every question answered there comes another step on the backstory that builds to a very satisfactory climax.
The film is beautifully shot and captures a lot of gritty detail about life in India, but it also shows how the human spirit can triumph in just about any circumstance. The actors are particularly impressive, particularly the child cast who are brilliant. Some bits are hard to watch, but in the end I think you will find the film worth the effort.