Looking for something to watch? Having dealt with the tragedies and perils of his own family, he must try to help a friend along a similar journey. When his rich grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens (James Garner), dies, Jason (Drew Fuller) does not expect to inherit anything from his multi-billion-dollar estate. A young woman moves to Los Angeles with the task of helping a famous author edit her upcoming romance novel. But what Red left him was anything but simple. That night, Jason is seen sitting on a bench in the park, when Alexia joins him. Rated PG for thematic elements, some violence and language, reading Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities, Remarkable Docu ‘Dear Mr. Brody’ Hopes For New Cinematic Life Past Cancellation Of Telluride Film Festival World Premiere, Popsugar Editors' Gift Guide: 150+ Last-Minute Presents For Everyone on Your List, Rachel Bilson Has 22-Year-Old Jeans in Her Closet (but Don’t Worry, She’ll Help You Buy Newer Ones). Picking up three years after the events of “Gift,” busy young mogul Jason Stevens (Logan Bartholomew, taking over for Drew Fuller) has hit a rough patch with g.f. Alexia (Ali Hillis), and only a thorough reading of the journals of his deceased billionaire grandfather, Red (James Garner, onscreen for less than a minute), can set him straight. At least the narrative sloppiness and ineptly delivered themes in the script by Brian Bird and Lisa G. Shillingburg (freely adapted from the novel by Jim Stovall) feel of a piece with the entire production. Because of the philanthropic message of the film, charities in a handful of communities sponsored advance screenings of The Ultimate Gift to coincide with National Philanthropy Day 2006. When his rich grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens (James Garner), dies, Jason (Drew Fuller) does not expect to inherit anything from his multi-billion-dollar estate. Directed by Michael O. Sajbel. When a teenager receives a mysterious letter in the mail, she sets out to find the author. Both a prequel and a sequel to 2007’s inspirational theatrical bomb (but DVD hit) “The Ultimate Gift,” “The Ultimate Life ” once again soft-pedals … Jason and the guide are captured there and taken hostage by militants for several weeks, until Jason manages to ensure their escape. Was this review helpful to you? Beyond the dispiriting gender politics, the pic’s social agenda emerges as hopelessly muddled. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Meanwhile, Hanna (now played by Elizabeth Ann Bennett) inexplicably loses her spark and fades into the background to care for the couple’s four interchangeable children as any dutiful wife (apparently) should. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Add the first question. In addition, organizations such as Bernhardt Wealth Management of McLean, Virginia have held private screenings for their clients. Jason befriends the two, and then asks them to go to the attorney's office and confirm themselves as his "true friends" in order to pass his assignment, but afterwards Jason walks away and ignores Emily's request to see him again. Jason learns from his guide that the story he had always believed about his father's death was a lie, fabricated by his grandfather out of guilt and shame for trying to push Jason's father into the oil business. Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. , DVD sales were $9.55 million in the first two months following its release. the story. As a result, many theaters dropped the film, causing a drastic slide in screens and ticket sales. A young boy fighting cancer writes letters to God, touching lives in his neighborhood and community and inspiring hope among everyone he encounters. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. It was released on March 9, 2007 in the United States and Canada. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. Trying to understand it and the new reality it offers, a teenage girl with terminal cancer unexpectedly shows him the way. He strongly resents his grandfather because his father had died while working for him. At the film's climax, "Something Changed" is highlighted, a song composed by Contemporary Christian Music-singer Sara Groves. While sleeping in a park, he encounters a woman, Alexia (Ali Hillis), and her outspoken daughter, Emily (Abigail Breslin). Variety and the Flying V logos are trademarks of Variety Media, LLC. Among such regional screenings was one in Richmond, Virginia, organized in partnership by The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia Bon Secours Health Care Foundation, Richmond Jewish Foundation and the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Written by Red's attorney and friend, Mr. Hamilton (Bill Cobbs), and his secretary, Miss Hastings (Lee Meriwether), attempt to guide Jason along the path his grandfather wishes him to travel. A young man suddenly discovers he has the gift of healing. He returns to America and discovers that Emily's condition has deteriorated, so he arranges for Gus the ranch-hand to host a belated Christmas celebration at his home for them. This brings him to address his resentment over the death of his father there, and he makes a trip into the mountains with a local guide to see where it happened. [United States], FoxFaithMovies.com - Former Official Distributor's Page for the film. His former girlfriend, knowing that he has regained his wealth, makes an attempt to win him back but he declines her offer. Then they kiss, as a butterfly, representing Emily, flies around them. However it was a good movie. The epic of Jason Stevens’ life carries on. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. Pelicula the ultimate gift en ingles con subtitulos..dejen comentarios :) From that point, he tries his best to help Emily have a great life while it lasts, and Emily encourages a romance between Jason and her mother. He hated him. 35 of 47 people found this review helpful. A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be. , The film's DVD sales were quite high in relation to its theatrical receipts and it continues to be a success in DVD sales and on television. From The Virgin Suicides to On the Rocks, IMDb dives into the cinematic stylings of Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola. View production, box office, & company info. But what Red left him was anything but simple. His trendy girlfriend, Caitlin (Mircea Monroe), ditches him when his credit card is rejected at a fancy restaurant. The second one is the movie version of the story.