Directed by Joanne Hock (Trinity Goodheart) and also produced and written by Rick Eldridge (The Ultimate Gift),THE ULTIMATE LEGACY continues the journey of character Jason Stevens (Bartholomew), as he learns firsthand the value of teaching. Jason must provide guidance to a self-absorbed young man, Joey Anderson (Olivier), who is forced to run his family’s bed-and-breakfast for a year before earning his inheritance in his late grandmother’s will. As part of Joey’s journey to purpose, he is challenged to grow a conscience and learn to appreciate hard work, forgiveness, generosity and the enduring value of family and friends.
Carrying a powerful message of hard work, generosity and family values, THE ULTIMATE LEGACY was hailed as “an inspiring film” by The Dove Foundation, and was awarded the “Family Approved” seal for children ages 12 and above.
What We Thought:
The first thing you should know about The Ultimate Legacy is that it’s a Dove Family Approved film. If you are familiar with Dove and enjoy those types of films with your family, then by all means, watch this.
Second, this film is a continuation from another film I’ve never seen. If you aren’t familiar with the series, you can still follow along to this movie with ease though.
This isn’t exactly my cup of tea, but I can respect it for what it is. It’s safe. It’s for families and it wants to teach people good morals and what not. That’s fine. I don’t have to love it, but I can respect what it does.
The acting is what you expect in a film like this. The writing is clichéd as well. You can see the love interest coming a mile away, but the movie is not being anything it doesn’t want to be.
The big names in the film are more supporting roles. Doug Jones plays a servant. Brian Dennehy is a guy who wants to buy the estate. Raquel Welch, well I won’t spoil that. I don’t think I’m familiar with anyone in it and if the country singer in it is a real life singer, I don’t know who he is either.
Clearly a movie like The Ultimate Legacy has a specific audience that I’m just not part of. And I’m perfectly fine with that. If you watch it for what it is, a wholesome family film, you might enjoy it. The lead learns some lessons, falls in love, everyone is happy in the end.
- Behind the Scenes
Cast & Crew:
- Brian Dennehy
- Doug Jones
- Raquel Welch