"The Ultimate Gift" (PG) (2007) (117 Mins)

by Twentieth Century Fox

Has the Dove Foundation Family Seal of Approval.

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The Ultimate Gift

"Life is how you live it ... not how you spend it."

This movie is based on the best-selling novel by Jim Stovall. The book is small and easy to read. I suggest you read the book first. There are some changes to the story in the movie like the "love interest" but these changes are good for making the movie. I would also suggest that you try reading this book out loud to another person as if you are telling a story. With a family, you can take turns reading a chapter per person. The author is blind so the story lends itself to reading out loud. You could even make a family or church play based on this book.

(The following is from the DVD movie jacket)

With an all-star cast that includes Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy, this engaging, heart-warming drama won the 2006 Heartland Film Festival's Crystal Heart Award and received the Dove Foundation's Seal of Approval.

Based on Jim Stoval's best-selling novel, The Ultimate Gift, sends a young man of privilege on an impossible journey. Trust fund baby Jason Stevens (Drew Fuller) loves all of life's gifts, as long as they're bankable. But when his wealthy grandfather, Red (James Garner), dies, Jason receives a most unusual inheritance, twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts" to challenge Jason to grow as a man. If he succeeds, the experience will not only change Jason forever but he will discover the real meaning of wealth.

"Share the gift and change the world."


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The DVD contains these special features:

* Live the Ultimate Gift

* Introduction To the Film by Jim Stoval

* Behind the scenes

* And more

Wide screen (1.85 to 1), Spanish and Spanish with English subtitles or English and English with Spanish subtitles. NTSC, Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, Dolby Digital Sound, Dual Layer DVD.

Closed caption for both the visually and hearing impaired.