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Manna from Heaven

By Liz Perle, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Well-meaning movie will bore younger kids.

Movie PG 2005 120 minutes
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Sweet as treacle, this a very sincere and well-meaning comedy. It begins when a bucket of money falls out of a truck and flutters down on a close knit family (and friends) in a lower middle class neighborhood in Buffalo, New York. What follows is an witty, intelligent, feel-good comedy about rediscovering hope at any age. MANNA FROM HEAVEN's cast is excellent and all star (including Jill Eikenberry, Shirley Jones, Louis Fletcher, Austin Pendelton, the late Frank Gorshin, and an almost unrecognizable Shelley Duvall). None of the dialogue rises to the talents of the actors although the movie maintains a charming, easy pace.

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