Quirky, fun and ultimately very moving ‘family’ film (though way more adult in feel than that usually implies) about two young brothers from a working class Irish family who find a bag of cash. One wants to spend it, invest it, use it, but the other feels compelled to follow the lead of the saints and give it to the poor.
A film with a lovely sense of humor, of family and of the way a kid sees the world. It has a few sticky-sweet moments, but they’re more than made up for by the very real moments of tension, humanity, loss, humor and emotion, Terrific performances all around, and given high energy by the always entertaining film-maker, Danny Boyle. A film with the spirit of Christmas, even if it’s not a Christmas film.