Jan 29, 2011

MIllions, 2004

Millions, 2004
Director: Danny Boyle
Cast: Alex Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt

Stage: Home theatre
Millions in short: The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly-secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags falls literally from the sky on Damian's playhouse, a 7-year old given to talking to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. Ethics, being human and the soul all come to the forefront in this film.

Preps: I don't know the movie and the content. However, the content is well rated.

Reality: What is the difference between good and bad again? This time in a shape of a ton of money dropping out of the sky to a young kid, who thinks it's god sending something to him in order to change the world. And he goes, giving money to persons he thinks that need it and giving all away to charity. Being mocked by an elder brother that tries to spend as much money as he can, the movie beautifully shows the versatility in human nature. The naive one (the younger, not spoilt by the system), wants to give to the poor or ones in need. The elder wants to satisfy his own needs, pay respects with the money and pay the way to the adulthood.

Is it ok to spend the money that has been robbed? This is another part of the story. Do you need to return something that was stolen, even if you help your own miserable life with this or the ones that need help. What would you do with a pile of money? A true dilemma. If you didn't know where it derived from (God wasn't meant to throw us money) or if you knew it was stolen, would you return it? Don't answer right away. It cannot be a simple question. The movie will pop you a dilemma. And a true affection for the younger of the brothers for wanting to change the world.

Finally, the movie reveals several dilemmas. It is hard to spend money all around. YOu get suspicious. It is hard to accept the life after mother's death. Proven.
It is hard to accept another woman in your father's life. I presume the feeling I get with this is genuine. Those are sidestories. But they touch my heart nevertheless.

THe movie is filled with some obscene saints and scenes like they were taken from Monty Phython's wannabe movie. I like it up to some level. After that it just goes beyond what is acceptable and funny. The director should maybe pay more attention to this. Not every obscene story or idea is acceptable.

My personal rating: 6,0 (very watchable and entertaining.)

Millions on IMDB

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