Monday, February 26, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 4:07 pm

"The only way you can truly get more out of life for yourself is to give part of yourself away." How very unworldly but true. The world demands that one keeps everything and hoard everything in order to get more out of life but the opposite is most true and this is what Jesus also taught. In The Ultimate Gift, trust fund baby Jason Stevens anticipates a big inheritance when his wealthy grandfather died. Instead, his grandfather has devised a crash course on life with twelve tasks – or “gifts” – designed to challenge Jason in improbable ways, sending him on a journey of self-discovery and forcing him to determine what is most important in life: money or happiness.

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. Slated for release on 9th March, this movie is adapted from the book with the same title which has sold more than 4 million copies. The movie has a stellar cast of Academy Award nominee Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Ali Hillis, Drew Fuller and Brian Dennehy and it is bound to take the world by storm. Even before the movie takes premiere, the book has left a message that has already prompted people to give to others, connect with friends and family, and help those in need like never before. Every one of us has powerful gifts to share, now we all have the added inspiration, resources and opportunities of a full-fledged movement. Each day, the momentum grows and the impact widens, as The Ultimate Gift continues to inspire thousands, if not millions, of others to share the gift and change the world.

The Ultimate Gift is a movie with a difference. Or should I say, a movie which makes a real difference in the lives of many. For the screening on March 9th, 10th and 11th, each and every one of the shows will be an opportunity for the raising of donations for non-profit organizations – including the ones closest to your heart. Throughout the “Weekend Of Giving”, $1.00 of every ticket purchased for The Ultimate Gift will be donated to the cause of your choice, thanks to a special partnership with the Fox Film Fund. The more people who watch this movie, the more needy people will will benefit. At least, this movie is not all about commercialism but makes a difference in the needy world out there.

The Ultimate Gift also strives to inspire the younger generation - specifically the teens to discover their charitable passions. As a result, Show Of Hands is the nation's first true, hands-on organisation initiative developed solely for the purpose of showing teens the power and rewards of giving to others was formed. This is truly good and in the right direction. The youths are our future and what better way than to get them aware and be involved in charity.

I just hope this movie will be screened in Malaysia...

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