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01 October 2007

What Could Be The Ultimate Gift?

What do you think would be the ultimate gift you want to receive? In a split second, I know that it would be something material, as what I first thought too when I read the title of the movie I just recently watched... "The Ultimate Gift".
The plot of the story is very typical "rich grandpa died- family fought for the will-conditions should be met..." but what makes it a little different is that the grandfather has a special will for his spoiled brat grandson Jayson whom he never given attention before he died. Along with the testament was a series of tasks for Jayson before he can get what his grandfather left for him.
His grandfather called the tasks as the "series of gifts" and eventually, Jayson can have his what he called as The Ultimate Gift. By doing the tasks, Jayson learn a lot from life in which was his grandfather's real intention for him to do.
Jayson met a single mom, Alexia with a sick child, Emily who has leukemia. Alexia and Emily help Jayson to reset his life back and taught him how to become selfless.
The movie touches me a lot because it does not only entertained me but actually gave me points to ponder. It made me think that there are a lot more things that really make sense than having all the comforts in life. I know I sound so common or familiar but we need movies like The Ultimate Gift to shake us that"Hey!" we need to enrich our soul to be complete. To give importance to all the things that surrounds us. To give meaning to our life.
The movie is a not that serious as you think. Jayson, Emily and Grandpa are funny. You will definitely love the movie if you haven't seen it on the big screen.
The 12 gifts you can find in the movie:
1. Gift of Work
2. Gift of Money
3. Gift of Friends
4. Gift of Problems
5. Gift of Learning
6. Gift of Laughter
7. Gift of Family
8. Gift of Dream
9. Gift of Giving
11.Gift of a Day
12. Gift of LOVE
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"Jason thought his inheritance was the gift of money and lots of it... but Jason thought wrong. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction. He figured that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but... simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way, the accumulation of which would change him forever."
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