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The Ultimate Gift (2006)

4 Ratings: 3.5
Art House & International, Christian Movies & TV, and Drama movie directed by Michael O. Sajbel

The Ultimate Giftis a tale of one man's tumultuous journey toward personal growth and fulfillment. Surrounded in life, and death, by avaricious family members fueled by a sense of entitlement, billionaire Red Stevens (James Garner) wants to bequeath … see full wiki

Director: Michael O. Sajbel
Genre: Foreign, Drama, Faith & Spirituality
4 reviews about The Ultimate Gift (2006)
review by . June 08, 2008
posted in Movie Hype
This movie starts out slow and turns into a classic tearjerker.     Billionaire Red Stevens (James Garner) dies. He leaves his fractious family bits and pieces of his empire. But his grandson Jason (Drew Fuller) is singled out for special attentions. Through a series of videos recorded before he died with the help of his wise old lawyer (superbly played by Bill Cobb), the dead Red Stevens sends Jason off on a series of tasks in order to merit what grandpa calls "the ultimate …
review by . October 20, 2007
A bittersweet story that explores death, life, forgiveness and regrets. I was pulled into the film and ended up reaching for a box of tissues. A couple of major relationships didn't play as fully believable, but didn't detour me from the emotional depth of the film. Those who are fans of movies like The Notebook and A Walk to Remember are likely to find this a satisfying movie.
review by . August 24, 2007
Jim 'You Don't Have to be Blind to See' Stovall is an inspirational writer who in 2001 published a little book by the name of THE ULTIMATE GIFT in which he transposed many of his motivational teachings into a novel form, a story of how a tape of a dying man can alter the life of a crassly money-centric young grandson leading him through trials and challenges to teach him the meaning of life. Now THE ULTIMATE GIFT comes to the screen/DVD and before making the groaning judgment that here is yet another …
review by . August 23, 2007
The Ultimate Gift' is a fun and surprising inspirational gem. Not knowing quite what to expect, the movie quickly develops an emotional and entertaining core. Often funny, sad, mysterious, and uplifting in different measures, the film pulls out a unique bag of tricks. Sort of like the `Willy Wonka' of spiritual cinema, `The Ultimate Gift' is more than a "Hallmark" Christian experience.    It all begins after the death of oil tycoon, Red Stevens (James Garner) who has left videotapes …
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