Monday, December 23, 2013

The Ultimate Life - DVD Review

I received DVD for review. The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services. Your opinions and results may differ.

DVD Synopsis:

This touching story of hope and family values is the follow-up to the heartwarming film and best-seller The Ultimate Gift. After receiving life-changing gifts from his grandfather, Jason Stevens finds himself in need of guidance once again. Jason’s billion dollar foundation is being challenged in a courtroom battle, which complicates his relationship with his soul mate. When it looks like he may lose it all, he finds his grandfather’s journal. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, he embarks on a journey into the past through the journal to learn what it means to live...The Ultimate Life.

Special Features:

• The Heart of the Ultimate Life
• Official Movie Trailer
• Interviews with cast members Abigale Mavity, Ali Hillis, Bill Cobbs, David Mann, Drew Waters, Logan Bartholomew, Austin James, Peter Fonda, executive producer Rick Eldridge and author Jim Stovall
• Deleted Scenes
• "One Life" Music Video
• Behind the Scene Featurettes

My Review:

Based on Jim Stovall's novel with the same name, The Ultimate Life carries on from the first book and movie, The Ultimate Gift. Although I've read The Ultimate Gift and watched the movie, it's not necessary to do either to catch on to the meaning and plot of The Ultimate Life.

This movie stars Drew Waters who plays Jason, a grandson who received property and valuable lessons when his grandfather passed away. Now the estate is being challenged in court by family and Jason's girlfriend leaves for a different country. Jason is downtrodden and turns to an elderly gentleman for help. Jason receives his grandfather's journal and viewers are taken back in time to when Red (the grandfather) learned his valuable life lessons. It gives Jason perspective and insight.

If there's ever a movie that will leave you pondering your life and the important things in it, this is it. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book of the same name, I liked the movie more because I was able to delve deeper into the characters' backgrounds and feelings.


Dianna said...

Oh this sounds interesting--maybe not for my kiddos but my husband and I -- I haven't read the book yet--thanks for the review-- I'm going to see if I can find it now