Wednesday, March 02, 2005


I have missed any advertisements for the movie "Millions," but it sounds like it's right up my alley: a 7 year old kid who imagines the saints as great superheros and whose mother recently died has a load of money dropped on him. He thinks the money is from God and goes about trying to do good works.

Damian, played by newcomer Alex Etel, learns that generosity brings satisfaction and helps him identify with the saints, who he views as superheroes. Having money, however, complicates life for him and his family.

In one of his first acts of charity, Damian brings captive birds to an open field and frees them. St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, arrives and joins Damian by freeing two birds of his own.

In other reviews, I've read that the Father of the boy(s) decides to use the money to pay bills and in a fit of depression tells the little boy, "There is no God." But the story ends well . . . and with miracles. It's supposed to open in the USA in a couple of days.

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