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Milton's Secret (2016)

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A young boy becomes the victim of bullying at his school.


Barnet Bain


Eckhart Tolle (book), Robert Friedman (book) | 3 more credits »
3 nominations. See more awards »





Complete credited cast:
Graham Abbey ... Frank
William Ainscough ... Milton Adams
Ella Ballentine ... Anna
Jessica Greco ... Carter's Mom
Stephen Huszar ... Husband
Percy Hynes White ... Carter Crane
Mia Kirshner ... Jane Adams
Sheila McCarthy ... Luz
Michelle Rodriguez ... Ms. Ferguson
David Sutcliffe ... Bill Adams
Donald Sutherland ... Grandpa Howard
Hays Wellford Hays Wellford ... Tim


Milton's Secret focuses on 11 year-old Milton Adams who is growing up in an uncertain world. With his parents constantly stressing about their careers and finances, and the neighborhood bully tormenting him, Milton feels his whole world is in crisis. But when his Grandpa Howard comes to visit, he discovers anxiety about the past and worrying about the future only make things worse and prevent him from finding true happiness moment to moment. Written by Stephen Huszar

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Be here. Now.


Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements involving bullying and adolescent issues, and for brief language | See all certifications »


Official Sites:

Buck Productions





Release Date:

30 September 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El secreto de Milton See more »

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Donald Sutherland replaced Peter Fonda. See more »


Milton Adams: If you fill your glass with hate and fear, pour in your worries about the past and future. you're probably going to be miserable. If you fill your beaker with love and caring, miracles can happen, wars can end, people can be different. That's the secret. We all can change. You just have to take meanness and turn it into gold. With that, the war is over.
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2 October 2016 | by tbunzelSee all my reviews

This is not your "normal" Hollywood movie or even drama. Although the obvious theme is bullying - which is very important - the real star of this film is Wisdom.

If it is possible to return to time honored traditions of family, love, loyalty and trust this movie allows us to experience these values once again.

Based on the work of Eckhart Tolle but using philosophy judiciously as the icing on the cake, this film allows for the wisdom of an elder to seep into a modern family and realign their priorities.

Terrific family movie and one that the family can discuss for hours around the dinner table - as opposed to viewing their "apps".

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