We saw Slumdog Millionaire on Saturday night, and I found it to be one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. I loved the way the story of Jamal and Salim Malik, growing up in the slums of Mumbai, was told. Jamal is a contestant on Who Wants to be a Millionaire and is about to win 20 million rupees. Because he's an uneducated "Slumdog", he is supected of cheating and interrogated aggressively by the police. He relates each of the answers that he has gotten in the game to events in his life, and these are shown in flashback. The child actors are extraordinary.
Go see it. It's Dickensian but not as maudlin.