I‘ve just come from a meeting with Danny Boyle, the relentlessly creative filmmakers responsible for Shallow Grave, Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, The Beach, 28 Days Later, and now what is sure to become a treasured favorite of many… Millions.
He’s just as enthusiastic in person as you would suspect from his adrenalin-rush films. But it’s not just manic energy… it’s an energy born of passion and enthusiasm for his work. Millions is his first “family-friendly” film, and it’s a keeper. Thrilling, imaginative, and the big heart that it wears on its sleeve manages to beat loudly without falling into overly predictable rhythms. It’s emotional without being sappy, moving without being manipulative.