The Ultimate Gift

Movie review by Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Faith-based movie with obvious but positive messages.

PG 2007 114 minutes

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 14 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 14+

Poor spoiled rich billionaire has to prove his worth

This is a ridiculous premise that a spoiled rich kid will somehow turn over a new leaf by completing a series of "challenges." It is difficult to feel any sympathy for someone who has had everything handed to them. Like a sympathy grab for the 1%. People who have had every advantage and somehow the spoiled rich kid turns his moral compass around. What kind of manure are they selling with this story? Contrived. Pathetic. Unimaginative and hardly something that deserves even a spotlight. There are millions suffering without hundreds of millions, trust funds or billions that will be handed over to them when they complete a few jumps through some hoops. This would be a fairytale. Nothing more. About as harmful as Disney stories.
age 9+

Sweet and Meaningful Movie

This movie is both sweet and meaningful, yet is could have been much better. The whole thing radiates low-budget film. I mean, the acting is alright and everything, but something about it just doesn't for it for me. For kids, it is mostly appropriate and it offers some great lessons. That's why I would recommend this movie to parents and younger children as a sort of 'lesson learning' movie. That is probably the only way it would really be worth the watch.

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