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Millions (film review) *contains spoilers*


Film: Millions
Year: 2004
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Directed By: Danny Boyle
Starring: Alex Etel, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan
About: Ethics, being human and the soul come to the fore when a 7-year old finds a bag of Pounds just days before the currency is switched to Euros and learns what we are really made of.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzG3a2NDZWQ

My Review:
Having not seen this film in years and not remembering much about it I thought that this would be the perfect time to watch this film again and rediscover the story of Millions.

I thought that this film had a good idea behind it and seen how some children really do want to help people however go about it the wrong way, while others think more logically about how to spend the money. I do think it was good to see how the child kept seeing his role models in which were saints which helped to show how the child was pure of heart, and as he kept asking about his mother the audience was able to see just how much he missed her and was hoping she was in a better place. By showing how the money ended up in the child's hands by robbers was something I thought was good as it showed how the child thought it was from God but the real way the robbers pulled off the stunt. Showing how the robbers also came to find the children and threaten their life in order to get the money back was something in which I thought was a good way of keeping the movie more real.  At the ending of the movie when the child does get to see his mother I thought was really sweet especially as it was after he decided to burn the money in order to get rid of the problem in which it was causing everyone.

I do wish however that this movie showed more of why the child was seeing the saints as it wasn't really explained at all, which did make me rather confused about it. I do wish as well that it showed how the robber in which was trying to get the money back was able to find out where he lived as it wasn't shown where he got the information and it never really showed the robber following him either. Showing how people also keep the money and don't try to find out where the money came from without spending and not showing the parents was something in which I didn't like about this movie as it came across as a bad message to children to hide things from their parents unless it is becoming a danger.

Overall, I do think that this is a good movie to watch and shows how different children have different priorities when it comes to money. Not only this but it showed how different people help to get through grief, and how people change when you tell them that you have lost someone. I would recommend Millions to those who are looking for a drama movie they can watch with the whole family. I would see this movie again!

My Rating: 3/5 

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