Elämän Lahja (The Ultimate Gift)

{mosimage}Jason Stevens is about to discover after the death of his grandfather that there are more important things in life than just the money…

 

This is a movie that will reach equally children and adults. The message is simple to catch: forget about being greedy and materials values, and concentrate on the most important things in life: the love, the family values, and the spirit of helping the needed ones.

 

Although the script is not flawless and the quality goes up and down through the movie, it gets balanced pretty well by the good acting skills of the cast. Drew Fuller is credible as the posh young guy with easy life who will turn 180 degrees his life due to the legacy of his grandfather, but I would say that the little Abigail Breslin (the girl of Little Miss Sunshine) and Bill Cobbs as Mr. Hamilton are the best of the film.

 

Although the storyline does not provide with big surprises, there are some excellent moments like the family dinner for Thanksgiving or the “battles” between Jason and the homeless for the park bench. So remember, money does not provide you with happiness… but it can always help a bit, overall on times of worldwide crisis.

 

Rating 3/5

 

{mosimage}The best: Abigail Breslin, who literally steals the scenes where she appears from the rest of the cast.

 

The worst: the script has some flaws

  

The detail: The car driven by Jason in some scenes is a '70 Dodge Coronet R/T