After befriending a kind-hearted prostitute, a 12-year-old boy attempts to set her up with his widowed father in this family comedy. Young Frank Wheeler (Michael Patrick Carter) first meets working girl V (Melanie Griffith) when he and two friends pool their money to buy a glimpse of a naked woman. V does the job and agrees to drive Frank home; along the way, he becomes convinced that this nice call girl would be the perfect new wife for his dad (Ed Harris). V happens to be on the run from a group of evil gangsters, so when he invites her to stay at their house in the suburbs, she readily agrees. Masquerading as a math tutor, she strikes a chord with Mr. Wheeler, but this budding romance is soon threatened by the return of V's past. Despite the potentially off-color premise, Milk Money aims to be innocuous family fare, with juvenile jokes mixing with unthreatening romance.
- Genre(s): Comedy,Romance
- Run Time: 108min.
- DVD Release Date: 09/09/2003
Michael Patrick Carter
- Themes: Fish Out of Water,Matchmakers,Single Parents,Prostitutes
- Tone: Easygoing,Humorous,Light,Gentle,Sweet,Warm
boy, coming-of-age, father, friendship, gangster, on-the-run, prostitute/prostitution, romance, suburbs
- Language: English