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</script></div>{/googleAds}What would you do if nearly a quarter-million dollars just fell out of the sky? Spend it? Give it to the poor? Share it with your family and friends? This is exactly the dilemma faced by young Liverpool laddies Damien and Anthony in Danny Boyle's latest film, Millions that marks his debut reach into the family film arena. It's a bold stretch and an interesting evolution by the director of Trainspotting and 28 Days Later. But then again talent is talent and Boyle's filmmaking skills make Millions the first must see movie of 2005.

It's a charming tale told from a child's perspective, so naturally Millions is filled with whimsy, imagination and plenty of humor. Ultimately it's a story about the greed and corruption that go along with having plenty of money, which we've seen in movies time and time again, but it's the fun of watching the events play out combined with the clever filmmaking skills of Boyle that puts Millions on a higher plane than most family fare.

Damien (Alexander Nathan Etel) and Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) have just lost their Mom, so along with their Dad they move to a new suburban neighborhood to begin a new life. Younger Damien is a devout Catholic enchanted by the patron saints of his upbringing and a bit of a loner, so he whiles away his time in the vacant lots and fields adjacent to his neighborhood. The older Anthony is a bit more worldly and practical and sees Damien's saintly fantasies as sheer lunacy.

The sadness of losing their mother has brought the siblings closer together and allowed them to forge a closeness and independence that far outreaches their ages. So naturally, when they discover a large bag of British pound notes, the two hide the money and calculatingly contemplate their next move. As if the decision of what to do with the money isn't tough enough, the brothers learn that in twelve days, the British Pound will convert to the Euro rendering their stash worthless.

The plot is pushed along by the different scenarios in which the boys find themselves trying to dispense the money. Little white lies told to cover their tracks come back to haunt them in humorous ways. Soon we learn that no one can be trusted and even the most moral of human beings sometimes can't resist the temptations brought on by such ready access to free money.

Millions is a fun movie with plenty of memorable movie moments for everyone. It's filled with heartwarming lessons, funny dialogue, tender discussions and villainous bad guys. Bring the kids and the grandparents and settle in for a fun time at the movies with the best movie of 2005 thus far.


DVD

DVD Details:

Screen formats: Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1; Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; Closed Captioned

Language and Sound: English: DTS 5.1 Surround; Spanish: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround

Other Features: Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; deleted scenes; director's commentary; cast and crew interview; featurette.

* Commentary: Full-length feature commentary by director Danny Boyle and writer Frank Cottrell Boyce.
* Featurettes:
o Million Pounds
o Saints
o Spirit of the Film
o Robbery
* Deleted Scenes: 10 scenes that didn't make the final cut - with optional "play all" feature) 15 separate TV Spots and/or teasers
* Theatrical Trailer - Original theatrical trailer for Millions
* Soundtrack - Audio trailer
* DVD Cutdown - shortened version of the movie

Number of discs: - 1 - Keepcase packaging.

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