DirectorNick Castle Initial DVD releaseJune 18, 2004 (Finland) Duration CountryUnited States
WriterDavid Hubbard, Heidi Levitt, Diana Wagman Release dateOctober 28, 2001 (2001-10-28) CastAnton Yelchin (Milo), Albert Finney (Elmore Dahl), Bridget Fonda (Elizabeth), Campbell Scott (Kevin), Hank Harris (Mr. Percival), Alison Lohman (Miss Madelyn) Similar moviesDon't Tempt Me, It's a Wonderful Life, What Dreams May Come, City of Angels, A Life Less Ordinary, A Matter of Life and Death
Delivering milo my part
Delivering Milo is a 2001 film written by David Hubbard and directed by Nick Castle. Anton Yelchin stars as Milo, with Bridget Fonda and Campbell Scott in the roles of his parents. Albert Finney stars as Elmore Dahl, a guardian angel sent to convince a soul that life on Earth is worth living.
Elizabeth believes she has gone into labor, but at the hospital, the doctor tells her she was having Braxton Hicks contractions. The reality is that in the world from which babies come, Milo is too scared to leave the comfortable place where he has lived. Since babies must be born in order, no other babies will be born until Milo changes his mind. The people in charge give the job of educating Milo to Elmore, who is in a kind of limbo until he proves he is worthy of Heaven.
Elmore and Milo go out the door which normally serves only as an entrance. Outside is the energetic and terrifying New York City. Elmore loves it, but Milo doesn't want to be in this scary place.
The big news story is the lack of births anywhere.
Elmore eventually takes Milo to Atlantic City, where he loved to gamble when he was alive. Elizabeth also ends up in Atlantic City. Milo's mind is not changed and there is a deadline. A door will close and no more babies will ever be born. In Atlantic City, Elizabeth meets Milo, who realizes Elizabeth is his mother, and decides he wants to be born. He also realizes Elmore is the father who abandoned Elizabeth.