Jack (Kit Connor) decides to help his Grandpa (Sir Tom Courtenay), a World War II flying ace, who now suffers from Alzheimer's disease, escape from an old folks' home run by Miss Dandy (Jennifer Saunders), who has ulterior motives.
Stick Man lives in the family tree with his Stick Lady Love and their stick children three, and he's heading on an epic adventure across the seasons. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?
Widowed factory hand Len Spud becomes a billionaire after inventing a new kind of toilet roll, Bumfresh, buying a palatial mansion, complete with staff and celebrity butler Warwick Davis, for himself and twelve-year old son Joe. Joe feels alienated by the new life-style, trying to fit in at the local school by keeping his wealth a secret and wary of Len's gold-digging new girlfriend Sapphire Diamond. Unfortunately Len reveals Joe's identity and he is surrounded by greedy new 'friends', with his one true friend Bob feeling betrayed and refusing to take his money. Consequently Joe decides to use his money to do good but then something happens to provide Len with a wake-up call to make things better between him and his son.Written by
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sign seen onscreen:
[uncomfortable at the posh private school, Joe gets transferred to the Local Comp; walking to his first day, he passes the school's name sign]
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Nothing extraordinary in any way but does leave with a good message
Better that predicted.
'Billionaire Boy' is a relatively short film at 60mins, which works in its favour. The premise isn't anything revolutionary, nor is the acting. However, it actually has some heart to it which you can't help but admire.
Elliot Sprakes is fine in the lead role of Joe, the casting probably could've been greater though I have no complaints with the kid; I do like the friendship between Joe and Bob (Nathan Waight). The most enjoyable dynamic is between Catherine Tate (Sapphire) and Warwick Davis (as himself).
As I've already alluded to, this is nothing extraordinary in any way but does leave with a good message.
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