The Ultimate Gift, the movie, opens today across America.
The film's producers offered a sneak preview of the film last summer to personal historians and people in the financial services industry because of its message, which basically is that there's more to life than money.
That ties in well with the legacy letters and ethical wills that I offer through my company, When Words Matter. Ethical wills pass on a person's hopes and beliefs in much the same way a legal will passes on material goods.
Some may find the film preachy, simple and overly sentimental, but it makes its points clearly and dramatically. Plus, it has an appealing cast, including Abigail Breslin, last year's breakout child star in Little Miss Sunshine, a role that earned her an Academy Award nomination.
The film's producers also have unfurled a slick marketing campaign for the film, which is based on a popular book by the same name. On their website you can buy all manner of products, from charm bracelets to journals, check out clips from the film and much more.