I usually write about movies after I’ve seen them, but this one is so special that I thought a bit of a preview was in order. The Ultimate Gift, which stars Drew Fuller, Ali Hillis, James Garner, Brian Dennehy, and Abigail Breslin (the young actress who earned an Oscar nomination for her role in Little Miss Sunshine) opens on March 9, and I really want to see it as soon as it comes out!
The film is based on the Jim Stovall novel of the same name, so you might already know the story behind it. I am trying to stay as unspoiled as possible, but it’s extremely difficult due to the amount of buzz The Ultimate Gift is already generating.
One of the major themes of the movie is giving, which is a subject I’m passionate about. I was extremely pleased to see that the movie has already inspired several different charitable movements, including something called the Weekend of Giving. The Weekend of Giving will take place on March 9, 10, and 11 (opening weekend), and on those days $1.00 of each ticket purchased for the film will go to the charitable organization of your choice. What a fantastic idea!
This is the official site of the movie "The Ultimate Gift" and the grass-roots movement its starting to help charities and give to others. Click on that link for more information about The Ultimate Gift and to learn how you can participate in the Weekend of Giving. Oh, and be sure to go see the movie when it comes out!