Millions

Rated PG 97 minutes 2005

Damian Cunningham (newcomer Alex Etel) has the face of an angel, which is appropriate for a seven-year-old who speaks with saints. Damian sees dead people, all right, but they come not to taunt or haunt the lad, but to advise him what to do with the money he's just fallen into. Either he can squander it, as his older brother Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) would prefer, or donate it to the penniless. For Damian there is no choice at all: The loot, which crashed to earth from the sky above, or from a train speeding by on nearby tracks, should be passed out to those in need -- pennies from heaven. Directed by Danny Boyle, this is pure Disney, down to the dead mommy who abandons her children to a loving, well-meaning, and occasionally inattentive father. It's also a charming and profound film about faith that doesn't proselytize or condescend or judge. It inspires us with a gentle tone; it moves us with a casual push.

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Official Site: www2.foxsearchlight.com/millions

Director: Danny Boyle

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce

Producer: Andrew Hauptman, Damian Jones and Graham Broadbent

Cast: James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, Lewis Owen McGibbon, Alexander Nathan Etel, Enzo Cilenti, Jet, Nasser Memarzia and Gunnar Winbergh

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