The Ultimate Life

Theatrical Release: September 6, 2013
DVD Release: December 10, 2013
The Ultimate Life
Dove "Family-Approved"
For All Ages

Synopsis

Between the pressure of running a foundation started by his late grandfather, being sued by his greedy extended family, and seeing his beloved Alexia leave on an extended mission trip to Haiti, Jason Stevens’ world is unraveling. But when Jason discovers the lifelong journal his grandfather began as a Depression-era lad, Red Stevens’ writings transport Jason to a front-row seat on an incredible rags-to-riches ride. With everything he loves hanging in the balance, Jason hopes he can discover THE ULTIMATE LIFE.

Dove Review

This movie is an excellent prequel/sequel to “The Ultimate Gift”. In this story Red, via a video, reminds his grandson Jason that he knows Jason’s life will make a difference in the lives of others. The film then takes us through a flashback and we see the events that shaped young Red’s life, how he decided at age fifteen he would one day be a billionaire but how he later discovered what are really the most important treasures in one’s life. One of those is an attitude of gratitude.

This movie follows the events of Red’s life including a stent in the army and his meeting Hanna, the girl he falls in love with. It also shows his introduction to his lawyer, Hamilton, and how Hamilton helped shape his life from the beginning. This film features the themes of sacrifice and hard work and recognizing family as a treasure. We are pleased to award this movie our Dove Seal for all ages although it is not intended for the very young. This picture is well worth viewing. It is an entertaining movie with a message.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing by a couple in a few scenes.
Language: Idiot-1; Crap-1
Violence: A man is pulled off a train and kicked and punched; the mention of the bombing of Pearl Harbor; a man is wounded in a battle and blood is seen on him, his body and mouth.
Drugs: The drinking of champagne; wine.
Nudity: None
Other: A poor family eats soup and can't afford medicine for the sick mother; a racist comment about a black lawyer but the white man that hired him becomes a good friend; a man is in hospital after an automobile accident and a friend donates a kidney to him.

Info

Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter
Source: Theater
Company: Reel Works Studios
Writer: Brian Bird, Lisa G. Shillingburg
Director: Michael Landon Jr.
Producer: David Kappes, Rick Eldridge
Genre: Drama
Industry Rating: PG
Starring: Drew Waters, Bill Cobbs, David Mann, Ali Hillis, Peter Fonda, Lee Meriwether, Logan Bartholomew