“Slumdog Millionaire” is a film by an acclaimed BRITISH director. He’s BRITISH, ok. These are the release dates for the movie:
U.S.: November 13, 2008
UK: January 23, 2009
I don’t understand this horrendous travesty of justice that would require the BRITISH people to wait two extra months to see a film by one of their own. I really want to see the movie. Which means I am going to have to go against my lawyerly principles of law-abidement, and download a free bootleg off the internet. So suck it, confusing corporate distribution rights. May your greed cause you a slow and painful death. Preferably involving fire ants.
I should mention this same mockery is also being perpetrated by the people who own the rights to “Milk”. And even though there is something so odious and self-righteous about Sean Penn, I want to see this movie too. Which means I will be a criminal at least twice over.
Now please show off that you’ve all seen these movies and I haven’t. Because my retort will be that, um, uh, I can have Yorkshire pudding anytime I want?