A best-selling story that just keeps giving... now as an award-winning film!
When his wealthy grandfather dies, trust
fund baby Jason Stevens anticipates a big inheritance. Instead,
his grandfather has devised a crash course on life with twelve
tasks – or “gifts” – designed to challenge
Jason in improbable ways, sending him on a journey of self-discovery
and forcing him to determine what is really most important in life.
"A breath of fresh air...this wholesome movie goes straight for the heart and will enrich your life with its bountiful presents."
- The Kansas City Sun
"Will bring tears to even the coldest of hearts."
- The Providence Journal
"If you ever wonder why we still call them 'movie stars', look no further than The Ultimate Gift."
- Orlando Sentinel
"It's a pleasure to watch such old pros as Garner and Dennehy work their magic...and Breslin brings such charm to her role that it more than justifies her position as one of Oscar's youngest nominees."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Abigail Breslin matches her Oscar-nominated work in Little Miss Sunshine with a brilliant performance."
"Well-acted by a first-rate cast."
- The Washington Post
"Garner and Dennehy inhabit their supporting roles with easygoing authority and sly humor."
"A greeting card of a movie."
- Houston Chronicle
"Heartfelt without being preachy."
- L.A. Times
"We can tell you authoritatively that you've never seen a picture like it. Take It's A Wonderful Life, add The Heiress, put in a pinch of The Millionaire and you're starting to get warm."
"Graced with fine performances."
- Chicago Tribune
"Tailor-made for a family...The Ultimate Gift is worth receiving."
- Scripps Howard
"The film addresses materialism, values and legacy issues in a big way."
- The Arizona Republic
"The script is tight and often compelling, the dialogue sparks and the production values are first-rate. A nice change-of-pace from the kind of hip cynicism that seems to infuse even the most genial of Hollywood family films these days."
- Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Abigail Breslin proves her performance in the title role of Little Miss Sunshine was no fluke with her work in The Ultimate Gift."
- Syracuse Post-Standard
"Uplifting little parable...has an esteemed cast."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"An inspirational tearjerker...complete with the unwavering message that good is, as it should be, its own reward."
- Baltimore Sun
"Wholesome, family-oriented fare for those interested in instilling old-fashioned values in their kids."
- Black Star News
"Imparts positive messages about gratitude, forgiveness, family and altruism."
- The Catholic News Service
"Uplifting and positive... challenges the audience to recognize that each of us has that ultimate gift available to us."
- The Georgia Bulletin
"The movie bathes its characters in faith, hope and, eventually, charity."
- St. Petersburg Times
"Another winner...could be described as a spiritual training film."
- Chicago Sun-Times