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      Milton's Secret

      PG Released Sep 30, 2016 1 hr. 28 min. Drama TRAILER for Milton's Secret: Trailer 1 List
      38% 13 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 100+ Ratings Audience Score Twelve-year-old Milton Adams (William Ainscough) feels his world is in crisis. With his parents stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, he is constantly anxious. When Milton's optimistic grandfather (Donald Sutherland) comes to visit, he learns the secret to finding true happiness from a man who has seen the world and who has committed to living life in the present. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 11 Buy Now

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      Audience Member It was slow and not that inspiring. I kept waiting for a "catch" to grab my attention and it never happened. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Great story and acting Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Milton and grandpa bond and together discover the alchemy of embracing today. Milton's parents also get this truth. The bully and his dad get it. And we have to thank cats for forgetting what happened yesterday and for not worrying about tomorrow. Seize the day! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Good cast and nice family movie Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Frances H After a rather slow start, turns into a half decent family flick. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 05/03/19 Full Review Audience Member Superb, moving story. Great work by Donald Sutherland especially. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Geoff Berkshire Variety Alas, even a prickly pro like Sutherland can't do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment. Oct 1, 2016 Full Review Peter Howell Toronto Star It's perfectly nutty and perfectly dull, like St. Vincent on Quaaludes. Rated: 2/4 Sep 30, 2016 Full Review Marsha Lederman Globe and Mail Milton's Secret carries a powerful and important message, but the film feels ham-fisted, clichd and overearnest at times, especially for adult viewers. Rated: 2/4 Sep 30, 2016 Full Review Andrew Parker The Gate It's not a perfect film, and it's admittedly rather slight, but it's a rare kind of picture done well. Aug 28, 2018 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Drama about boy learning to deal with his problems, bullying Rated: 3/5 May 8, 2018 Full Review Serena Donadoni L.A. Weekly Bain's film functions as a delivery system for Tolle's spiritual philosophy, and might have been the New Age equivalent of a stilted faith-based drama if not for its smart, nuanced performances. Oct 3, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Twelve-year-old Milton Adams (William Ainscough) feels his world is in crisis. With his parents stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, he is constantly anxious. When Milton's optimistic grandfather (Donald Sutherland) comes to visit, he learns the secret to finding true happiness from a man who has seen the world and who has committed to living life in the present.
      Director
      Barnet Bain
      Executive Producer
      Berry Meyerowitz, Lawrence Greenberg, Eckhart Tolle, Robert Friedman, Constance Kellough, Barnet Bain
      Screenwriter
      Donald Martin, Sara B. Cooper, Barnet Bain
      Distributor
      Momentum Pictures
      Production Co
      Berkshire Axis Media
      Rating
      PG (Bullying|Brief Language|Adolescent Issues|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 30, 2016, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 1, 2016
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