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Title: Millions

Year Of Release: 2004

Review Date: March 3, 2007

Rating: PG-13

Running time: 98 minutes

Box Office Gross: $11,782,282

Recommendation: A surprisingly profound film. Contains some suggestive material.

Site Rating: 7 out of 10 stars

"Millions" is a profound and heart warming film about a boy, Damian, played by gifted child actor Alex Etel. In the film his mother passes leaving him emotionally lost.

One day while playing outside in his cardboard built playhouse, a bag falls onto the shoddily made structure. Damian opens the bag, finding it loaded with cash. I know what some of you are saying, 'why doesn't that ever happen to me.'

Damian, a religious youngster, thought it to be a gift from God, bless his little heart. It was actually stolen money form a armored truck heist, containing British pounds.

The storyline created for the film was about Britain going from the Pound to the Euro dollar, leaving Damian very little time to spend the Pounds.

He tells his brilliant, older, preteen brother about his discovery. His brother, Anthony, played by talented child actor, Lewis McGibbon, being more money minded, comes up with some clever, albeit unethical schemes, instead of turning the money in to the police.

This film has some very brilliant subplots, and over all, is very touching. While I wouldn't call it a Christian film, there are many Christian themes in it. I was pleasantly surprised, though I didn't agree with all of it.

A factor that is a bit dodgy is a scene where Damian's preteen brother, Anthony, goes online to look at women in lingerie, and made certain not so child appropriate comments. That could have been left out. I thought it inappropriate for a film with a child on the cover of the box.

Over all though, it was an interesting film with quite a few artistic highlights. The entire cast was on point. Very good performances. I've always appreciated British cinema. The level of creativity is quite excellent.

 


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