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Faith, love, and filthy lucre propel this 2004 British feature, a richly comic fable set on the eve of the currency change from the pound to the euro. Pint-size Damian (charmer Alex Etel) chats up the saints he adores, hoping one will bring news of his departed mum. When a duffel bag stuffed with cash falls out of the blue, the boy's imagination and generous impulses set him at odds with his mercenary older brother, who believes charity should begin--and stay--at home. Director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) brings a visual inventiveness and light touch to Frank Cottrell Boyce's deft screenplay, making this the most gleeful movie about a single-minded kid since A Christmas Story. 97 min. Century 12 and CineArts 6, Pipers Alley

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