How to Steal a Million (1966)

Credit: jemappelleanemone.blogspot.comA man masquerading as a burglar hooks up with a French forger’s daughter to steal Venus. And when I say “Venus” I don’t mean the planet. And when I say “planet” I don’t mean Pluto because that’s not a planet anymore.

 

The writing in this one is awesome. Clever dialogue. I’m not exactly a hard-core Audrey Hepburn fan, but this one is one of my favorites.

OH, SOMETHING YOU SHOULD KNOW:  Mr. Bonnet’s eyebrows are out of control. Seriously. No forehead should have to bear that beast of bushy burden.

Credit: filmsdefrance.comI’m not going to pretend you’ll come away from this movie with a renewed sense of honesty and integrity. Still, there is something to be said about the lengths to which Nicole Bonnet goes to save her father from prison.

Like Nicole, we often disagree with something our parents do or say — no one is more aware of the weaknesses of a parent than their child.

But regardless of our parents’ weaknesses, or what disagreements we’ve had with them in the past, our mere existence and well-being merits a lifelong debt we are obligated to repay.

So when our aging parents (or perhaps grandparents) call us do we answer? Do we make excuses when they ask for our help? Maybe it’s not so much that we go out of our way to avoid our parents but that we seldom make the effort to identify their needs on our own. In the words of Ronald Rasband:

If you come upon a person who is drowning, would you ask if they need help—or would it be better to just jump in and save them from the deepening waters? The offer, while well meaning and often given, “Let me know if I can help” is really no help at all.

We don’t have to rob a museum to show our parents we haven’t forgotten them. Being prayerfully proactive in small acts of service will always be worth more to our loved ones than any million-dollar statue.

“Honour thy father and thy mother.” – Exodus 20:12

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2 Responses to How to Steal a Million (1966)

  1. Alicia F. says:

    This is one of my favorite movies.

  2. Pingback: 17 Movies You Should Watch With Your Family This Summer That Aren’t Lame | Let's Get Together

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