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Millions October 3, 2006

Posted by Sai in English, Movies, Reviews.

This is an enjoyable children’s movie. It is about a kid in who finds millions of pounds just before the switch from Pound to Euro in UK. He believes that God has sent him the money and wants to use it to help poor people while his brother wants to just spend the money and enjoy it himself. What they do with the money (that actually is stolen) is what the movie is about. The title “Millions” is apt because it could refer to the money or the millions of people who need it.

The director, Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) uses appealing visual devices to make the movie very pleasing. Frank Cottrell-Boyce writes a screenplay that appeals to all ages. It has the intelligence and depth to interest the adults while making sure that it abounds in moments that will captivate the kids. Alexander Nathan Etel is very cute and is particularly charming as Damian while Lewis McGibbon provides an interesting contrast as his shrewd and selfish brother, Anthony. These kids get the most screen time and they are delightful.

This movie isn’t a laughathon like some may expect but it does have a sense of humor (a British one). It tries to pass a message or two to kids even as they enjoy the things that unfold on the screen and I believe it succeeds. This is a feel-good movie that can be enjoyed by adults as well as kids.


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