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THE ULTIMATE LIFE The sequel / prequel to the award winning THE ULTIMATE GIFT Between the pressures of running his grandfather Red Stevens' foundation, 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 then he discovers his late grandfather's journal and through his grandfather's writings is transported back to 1941 ... just after the great depression ... and experiences first hand Red Stevens' incredible rags-to-riches life. With everything he loves hanging in the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 18%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

""The Ultimate Life" is hampered by a predictable story, stereotypical characters and wooden acting."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"'The Ultimate Life' is an awkward, mostly dull, but well-intentioned faith-based movie, among the less-than-stellar offerings that, unfortunately, often presented to the sadly under-served faith-based audience that deserves thoughtful screenplays."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Heavy-handed drama about true measure of wealth."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
""The Ultimate Life" is thinly drawn, but director Michael Landon Jr. keeps it moving and doesn't let things get bogged down in too much sentiment, keeping the message simple and spare."
‑ Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
"A terminally dull piece of faith-based family-values filmmaking designed to appeal strictly to the converted."
‑ Geoff Berkshire, Variety
"Drew Waters talent helps make this family film with a moral message entertaining."
‑ Jackie K. Cooper,
"Thin, bland, safe-for-seniors gruel"
‑ Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
"Its thinly veiled message of social conservatism and religious affirmations as the pathway to an ideal life is delivered with all the predigested sentimentality of a Hallmark card."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
"The message of "The Ultimate Life" could be summed up on a greeting card."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"The inspirational drama "The Ultimate Life" wears its heart on its sleeve so earnestly that it's easy to forgive the movie's heavy moralizing."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"This new film's contrived storyline is long on melodrama and short on surprise."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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