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MILLIONS (A LOTTERY STORY)
½ "I am reminded of work by documentary maker Errol Morris. The director, Paul La Blanc, has the same ear for the American vernacular and the same eye for obsessions." -Roger Ebert
For many Americans, winning the lottery is the ultimate dream come true. Rags to riches stories and their sordid flip side - tales of millions wasted - are common fodder for tabloids and TV news, but the public is rarely allowed more than a superficial glimpse into the world of instant, unexpected wealth. Millions (A Lottery Story) follows the lives of six big money winners to show just how dramatically a life-changing experience can deeply affect ordinary people. From the farms of the Midwest to the Bible belt to the hurricane riddled retirement communities of Florida, Millions documents the true stories of people as rich in personality as they are - or once were - in material wealth, and tells a poignant story of luck, loss and redemption.
Directed by Paul La Blanc, U.S.A., 2006, BetaSP, 101 mins.