October 9, 2007

The Ultimate Gift

By Nate LaClaire

A couple weeks ago I finally went to FYE and bought The Ultimate Gift on DVD, after asking at the Bible Bookstore and being told that they had no plans of getting it. I watched it with my family the next night. I must say that if the trailer had been more honest, I probably wouldn’t have watched the movie. That might possibly have been the biggest mistake of my life. The Ultimate Gift is one of the best movies I have ever seen. Although heart-wrenching at times, the story is one of hope, of life not wasted, and of true love of the non-romantic nature (although the romantic kind may be found in the movie as well). Now I need to read the book. If you have not yet seen this movie, please take my advice: watch it today. I guarantee that you’ll come away a changed person. All of us can benefit in one way or another from The Ultimate Gift.

Warning: have a box of tissues handy when you watch this. My family agrees that we don’t regret watching the movie, but all five of us had tears in our eyes for much of the movie. You’ll find tearfully happy and tearfully sad moments, but the happy ones far outweigh the sad.