Millions (DVD, 2005, Widescreen)

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Overview -

Millions

Features

Closed Caption; Full-length audio commentary by director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce; Deleted scenes; Behind-the-scenes featurettes

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Millions
1. Main Titles/Moving House
2. New School
3. Latter Day Saints
4. Real Money
5. Helping the Poor
6. How to Spend It
7. The Man
8. For Feeding Babies
9. Talking Rubbish Bin
10. The Heist
11. From God
12. Loaves and Fishes
13. Three Days Left
14. Nativity Play
15. Led by a Star
16. A Decent Home
17. Use it or Lose It
18. Outstretched Hands
19. Saint Maureen
20. A Good Cause/End Titles

Editorial Reviews

The lovely and charming Millions is something completely different from director Danny Boyle, whose prior film to this was the visceral zombie thriller 28 Days Later. Adapted by Frank Cottrell Boyce from his own novel, Millions is the rare sleeper that appears out of nowhere to charm the entire family, evolving into a word-of-mouth hit on DVD. Visually inventive, perceptively written, and engagingly acted, the film introduces two boys -- Damian, seven, and Anthony, nine -- who move, in the wake of their mother’s death, to a new subdivision with their loving but distracted father (James Nesbitt). Alex Etel and Lewis McGibbon deliver appealingly natural performances as the motherless lads who suddenly find themselves the beneficiaries of a seeming miracle: A bag of money drops from the sky into the playhouse Damian has constructed out of cardboard boxes. The more spiritually inclined Damien wants to give the money to the poor, while Alex, the practical thinker, feels real estate would be a wiser investment. Meanwhile, the man who was forced to jettison the money after stealing it now wants it back. In Hollywood’s hands, this would be the setup for Home Alone-style slapstick. And while the thief, desperate to retrieve his booty, might frighten younger viewers, Millions remains true to its gentle, whimsical muse. Millions, like The Iron Giant and other and other DVD discoveries, deserves a place in the pantheon of family classics. Donald Liebenson, Barnes & Noble

Specifications

About this edition:
UPC: 024543198932
BINC: 8170041
Format: Rated PG, 98 minutes, Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Surround 4.0, Enhanced WS
Region: USA & territories, Canada
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Other Languages: Spanish
Subtitle Languages: French, Spanish

Reviews (3)

  • rackbar
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    One of the best movies that the whole family will enjoy. Heart warming. The performances are perfect. The plot is a new twist to an old subject of found money. Originally advertised as a Holiday movie but you can watch it anytime.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Danny Boyle ('28 Days Later', 'Trainspotting', 'A Life Less Ordinary') has a way with stories that transports a good script (in this case one by Frank Cottrell Boyce) into a cinematic range that creates magic. MILLIONS may seem like a little family tale on the surface, but in Boyle's hands this story about the struggle between Janus ethics vaults off into magical realism, happily taking the audience along for a journey of wonder and joy and the importance of charity. Damian (Alexander Nathan Etel) and his older brother Anthony (Lewis Owen McGibbon) are moved by their father Ronnie (James Nesbitt) to a new housing project after the untimely death of the boys' mother. The brothers are devoted to each other yet Anthony is the pragmatist while Damian is the dreamer, a lad who regularly has visions and poignant conversations with dead saints, always asking if they know anything about St. Maureen (his recently deceased mother). Damian believes in miracles and when suddenly a Nike bag containing a quarter of a million British pounds falls on his playhouse he believes it is from God and that it is his responsibility to distribute the money to the poor. When he shares the secret with Anthony, the latter's psyche begins to organize ways to spend and invest the money - because the British sterling will soon convert to the Euro making the bag's stash useless. The journey of how the two brothers cope with their instant fortune and how they cope with their family minus one forms the line of the film. There are good guys, bad guys, various saints, hilarious encounters with mundane ethically bifurcated folks like a Mormon team - all of whom make the visual and emotional aspects of this film thoroughly entertaining. The actors, especially young Atel, are superb and Boyle's use of the magical ignites the story into an unforgettable fable and tale of humanity. Highly recommended for everyone to see. Grady Harp

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    This was very good. I first read the book and I love it so much, that I decided to buy the movie. A very good movie. Very good acting for Alex Etel "his first movie" and the rest of the cast. It was very true to the origional story. No dramatic changes. A good Catholic and surprisingly funny movie about a young boy, Damian "Alex Etel- the water horse:legend of the deep, Cranford" trying to cope without his mother and fitting in. His mum just died "he loves saints" and is praying for a miracle.One day, he finds it...