baby did a bad bad thing

But I did it in the name of the intrepid Cupcake Movie Review, dear reader. Tonight Veto, Buddy Budderson and I ventured out to the cineplex to catch Slumdog Millionaire. The ticket lineup was wrapped deep inside the foyer, past the concession. We each took spots in different cues in hopes of getting our tickets quickly.

Before any one of us could get to the front of the line, the digital marquee said SOLD OUT for Slumdog. Veto, who wanted to see the new Liam Neeson flick anyway, asked us if we just wanted three tickets for Taken or for another movie. Quick scan of the marquee: no other choice. We'd either seen everything or it was sold out. Veto was at the front of the self-serve line... time to make a decision. I was tongue-tied. Veto bought three tickets for Taken.

Here is the bad, bad thing that Saucy did tonight in order to bring you a Cupcake Movie Review of Slumdog Millionaire. As Veto strode into the theatre showing Taken... Buddy Budderson and I hung a sharp right and went into Slumdog.

And guess what? Not.sold.out.at.all. We grabbed two seats in the front and there were at least twenty seats empty in the theatre. Apparently "sold out" doesn't mean "sold out." That must be a little movie theatre secret. Veto wouldn't have a thing to do with our criminal behaviour, even thought he was interested in seeing our movie. He's too honest. He told us that if the cops didn't come to take us away, we'd meet up in the lobby after our respective shows finished.

Was Slumdog Millionaire worth deception, deceit and subterfuge at the local cineplex? You bet. The story of Jamal, a game show contestant who grew up in the streets of Mumbai, was more suspenseful than an episode of the game show it was based on and filled with more drama. There was even a Bollywood dance number at the end. The only thing missing from this story was Regis. I don't know if that would add or subtract cupcakes. Was it worth risking JAIL? Okay, I don't know about jail. I'm exaggerating. Five cupcakes.


I vow that this will be the year I will have seen all Best Picture nominated movies before the Academy Awards. For all the movies that we see, I've never accomplished the feat. Have you?

24 comments:

Tamara Jansen said...

Oh, I would be sitting there nervous and sweating.....just waiting for the police to come and throw me out! I'm such a chicken so you are now my hero :)

Rosa said...

You crack me up. (Don't tell anyone, but I used to use the men's room at concerts when there was a long line in the women's and no one was in the men's -- with a friend, of course, to guard me!) tehe. Good for you! I'll have to add that one to my list of must sees. So glad Regis DID NOT make a cameo!

coffee said...

this movie has been tearin i up at the movie awards

The Inept Aspirant said...

so how many cupcakes?

Saucy said...

I don't know why my cupcake graphic has disappeared from my post - twice!

Five fluffy frosted fantastic cupcakes!

Kim said...

I used to always try to see all of the Best Picture movies, but now that I've got a toddler, movie outings just don't happen.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I'm so bummed our theater doesn't get any of these good movies!!! We had the choice last night of teenage thrillers, or House of Dogs....grrrrrrr, or should I say bark. that's the movie we went to. Cute, but not the edge of the seat type of movie I love. Thanks for the review. I shall have to wait and rent.

Christine said...

I need to get out more! I have not been to a movie this year except for Madagascar II that I went to with the grand kids. I loved it.

Missy said...

You are hilarious! I've been wanting to see that. I've got to find a babysitter soon!

Oliver Rain said...

To borrow a term from you dear Saucy, I luuurved that movie. I especially loved the dance routine.

I haven't snuck into any movies lately, but recently I did find myself sitting in the wrong theatre for 15 minutes by myself. I had gone in early to save seats for the three of us and couldn't figure out why Lizzie and Javier were taking so long with snacks. It was only when the credits started that I realized I was in the wrong place. Yeah, I was pretty embarassed sneaking into the CORRECT theatre.

Katie said...

Saucy is so dangerous!

I am also trying to see all the nominated movies, as I am having an Oscar Party.

Kate said...

I would have pulled some strings to get you out of movie jail! Keep me on speed dial for next time. LOL

Cha Cha said...

I totally would have posted bail. I respect your moxie!

The Mrs. said...

I am going this week! I appreciate your stealth deceptions for the sake of your readers!!!! LOL!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I haven't ever accomplished this either, but I am in awe of you. Way to veer over--though I've heard nice things about "taken."

Lisa Wheeler Milton said...

I strive every year to see them all, plus some of the others - like Revolutionary Road.

I've seen 2 so far; better get cracking.

Babsarella said...

I say the same thing every year too, but then I run out of time or some of the movies just don't appeal to me. Maybe this will be the year!

The Shabby Princess said...

I have never seen all the movies nominated! We just never get around to it. I really want to see Slumdog--my boss saw it and loved it. One of my colleagues is going to Mumbai in 2 weeks and wants to see it before she goes. I have suggested an afternoon office trip to the movies. So far, no takers....

Brigg and Dianne said...

Good to know your take on the flick. I want to see them both, but have used up all of my babysitting favors for now. By the way, I worked in a movie theater box office when I was in high school, and we would have to tell people a movie was "sold out" if there were only 25 unsold seats left, to take into account the inevitable 'theater jumpers' like yourselves. :) Also, there are people who get mad and would demand a refund if they couldn't find two seats together. Fun times!

Doris Pacheco said...

I love this movie...and love the part of the dancing...

Love you blog...

Doris

michelleb. said...

Love that you snuck in and that it was so good! But no, I never even come close to seeing all the movies that are nominated. Sounds like it would be fun to try, though.

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Tina Maharath said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE slumdog millionaire!!
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blaze said...

haha good idea but really you didnt sneek into the movie you just didnt go to the one you paid for.lol

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Christine said...

I've only ever seen one or two of the nominated movies before the actual Oscars. I heard that this movie was amazing and I still haven't seen it though it is on my list. Haha I love that you guys snuck in though, definitely something I wouldn't have thought of doing.

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