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Christmas Countdown: Millions (2005)

December 19, 2011

Every day from December 1st to 24th, we will be counting down to Christmas by profiling holiday classics both old and new.  Arranged in chronological order, these are some of our favourites to watch every year.  Enjoy!

A speculative look at what could have happened if England were switching to Euros as their main currency, Millions tells a deeply moving story that takes place in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  Damien (Alex Etel) is a young boy who talks to saints and finds a bag of discarded Pounds by the railroad track.  He thinks it’s a gift from God that should be given to charity, but his brother Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) wants to spend it.  Little do they know that it was stolen.  Although director Danny Boyle is better known for the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and the powerful 127 Hours, Millions is a masterpiece that asks a brilliant moral question about the effect money has on our society.

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