A movie made by vegans, but not recommended for vegans
Every time I see this film, I poke more holes in it, especially as I've seen more artful portrayals of Indian culture over the last 12 years. I find so many elements of it to be problematically dated, particularly its portrayal of urban development.
And yet, I hear Latika's Theme and my heart swells. My palms get sweaty watching the children escaping near danger, I get teary-eyed at every heartfelt reunion. This film really knows how to take it out…
I just need everyone to know my darkest secret...
This movie came out around the time I started dating boys. And in my hometown, there was nothing to do except go to the movies or the bowling alley. Of the two, the best place to make out with your boyfriend was obviously the former. So I bought 10 INDIVIDUAL TICKETS and saw Elektra in theaters TEN DIFFERENT TIMES so that I could spend quality time with the guy I was…