Starting anew after the death of their mother, 9-year-old Anthony (Lewis McGibbon) is ever practical, while his 7-year-old brother Damian (Alex Etel) uses imagination, fantasy, and faith to make sense of his confusing world. When a suitcase full of money falls out of the sky at Damian\'s feet, they have only a week to spend it before the UK switches from the Pound to the Euro. They hide the cash from their father Ronnie (James Nesbitt) and begin to think of ways of spending it but ultimately it leads them to realise that lots of money brings lots of trouble.
 

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A smart and endearing magical journey.

After their mother's death Damian – Alex Etel, and Anthony – Lewis McGibbon, move to a new housing estate with their father Ronnie, James Nesbitt. Damien has visions; saints appear, imparting wisdom and advice. He seems to know them intimately, when they were born, when they died and eerily, the grizzly circumstances of their demise. When a bag of money literally falls out of the sky Damian wants to do the saintly thing and give it to the poor. But his brother has other ideas.

Talk about genre hopping – from druggies to zombies, now Danny Boyle gives us wholesome family entertainment. His highly imaginative film takes us deep into the mind of the child yet remains full of adult humour. It's a modern day parable, combining elements of high drama and comedy that play out in a surreal way. A smart and endearing magical journey about faith and hope that avoids saccharine sentimentality. At last an original children's film that the patron saint of cinema would declare a miracle.