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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.
Alas, even a prickly pro like Sutherland can't do anything to elevate a hokey self-help lecture disguised as family entertainment.
It's perfectly nutty and perfectly dull, like St. Vincent on Quaaludes.
Milton's Secret carries a powerful and important message, but the film feels ham-fisted, clichéd and overearnest at times, especially for adult viewers.
The script's anodyne lessons feel no fresher than the last dozen times enlightened moviemakers have shared them with us.
The theme of enlightenment has seldom come across as leaden as it is in "Milton's Secret," a dull drama based on the children's novel of the same name by spiritual author Eckhart Tolle.
It's not a perfect film, and it's admittedly rather slight, but it's a rare kind of picture done well.
Drama about boy learning to deal with his problems, bullying
Is it enough that a movie's heart is in the right place? Milton's Secret suggests it's not.
A transformational film about a radiant octogenarian passing on his spiritual wisdom to his grandson.
An oppressively earnest family flick that teaches a lesson about living in the moment, change and growth.
I dislike the idea of a "spiritual teacher" like Tolle, but I can't lie and say the message posited isn't a powerful one.
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