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Double Feature | Year 13 (2021)
Even fluff can be painstakingly deconstructed. Slumdog Millionaire and Magic Mike both explore themes of self-discovery and personal growth as their main characters navigate their way through difficult circumstances and unexpected opportunities. Slumdog Millionaire follows the story of Jamal, a young man from the slums of Mumbai who rises to fame as a contestant on the Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Through his journey, Jamal learns about his own history and the true value of love and family. Magic Mike, on the other hand, follows the story of Mike, a male stripper who is struggling to find his place in the world and make a better life for himself. As he becomes more involved in the stripping industry, Mike grapples with his own insecurities and desires, ultimately coming to terms with his true identity. Both films explore themes of love, identity, and the power of self-determination in the face of adversity.
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Released: December 25, 2008
Runtime: 120 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
Writer: Simon Beaufoy
Starring: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Saurabh Shukla
A Mumbai teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".
Released: June 29, 2012
Runtime: 110 min | IMDB | Wikipedia
Director: Steven Soderbergh
Writer: Reid Carolin
Starring: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn
A male stripper teaches a younger performer how to party, pick up women, and make easy money.